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I am just starting and hope this is somewhat correct

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Hola, me llamo matthew. tengo diecinueve anos. he vivo montana con mi familia. Esta es me primero espanol leccion.

Hi, my name is matthew. I have 19 years. I live in montana with my family. This is my first spanish lesson. If this is incorrect, please let me know. any feedback will help.

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updated ENE 7, 2008
posted by matthew3

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Ah, si, mil gracias. Mi maestra me enseñó este, pero fue probablamente anticuado.

updated ENE 7, 2008
posted by manutd
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Hola manudt, nice seeing you!

No, este has no accent unless there is possible a confusion . In grammar this is called "tilde diacrítica"

Se llama tilde diacrítica al acento gráfico que permite distinguir palabras con idéntica forma, es decir, escritas con las mismas letras, pero que pertenecen a categorías gramaticales diferentes.

Look at these two examples:

Dijo que ésta mañana vendrá. [ésta = esta mujer]

Dijo que esta mañana vendrá. [esta = esta mañana]

Remember, not even solo takes an accent any more, except to avoid confusion. Link in Spanish for grammar freaks:

[url=http://culturitalia.uibk.ac.at/hispanoteca/Grammatik-Stichworte/Gram%C3%A1tica%20espa%C3%B1ola/Acento%20diacr%C3%ADtico%20o%20tilde%20diacr%C3%ADtica.htm]http://culturitalia.uibk.ac.at/hispanoteca/Grammatik-Stichworte/Gra...[/url]

updated ENE 7, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Yes, I think éste (with an accent) has the meaning of "this one", vs este with a meaning of simply "this".

updated ENE 7, 2008
posted by manutd
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Hola, me llamo Matthew. Tengo diecinueve años. Yo vivo en Montana con mi familia. ÿsta es mi primera lección de español .

Hi cherry, I will take your correction to add some others:

este doesn't need an accent (any mre, it used to but the rule has changed some time ago)

In Spanish we do not use the personla pronoun: Vivo en Montana.
saludos

updated ENE 7, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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You are welcome and welcome to the forum. If you ever have questions about mistakes that you have made, don't hesitate to ask.

updated ENE 6, 2008
posted by Cherry
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Thank you, I appreciate this.

updated ENE 6, 2008
posted by matthew3
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Hola, me llamo Matthew. Tengo diecinueve años. Yo vivo en Montana con mi familia. ÿsta es mi primera lección de español .

No too bad for the first try. I made a few corrrections for you.

updated ENE 6, 2008
posted by Cherry
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