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Does this word exist? Question about accents in Yahoo.

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I just heard the word "entendible" on a telenovela, does this exist? They used it for "understandable" which is "comprensible." I looked it up in my old Larousse, and it does not exist; also, I looked it up in the online dictionary, but came up w/nothing.

I hope no one uses this non-existent word, I know some, including myself, always have an ear pricked when I hear new words and write them down and look them up such as in this case. By the way, this is an excellent way to learn Spanish and to expand your vocabulary. The best soap operas are the dubbed Brazilian ones, then the Colombian ones. The Mexican ones, as far as vocabulary goes, leave much to be desired.

Also, I cannot type accents, much less upside down question marks or exclamation points. What I usually do, which is time consuming, is type in word, then copy and paste my eml. This however, is time consuming. Any solutions or suggestions'

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updated JUL 15, 2008
posted by Oralia

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When it comes to typing accents, I have always found this website helpful:

http://tlt.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/spanish.html

It lists the ALT codes for Windows and the keyboard shortcuts for Macintosh.

updated JUL 15, 2008
posted by sarahb
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The word "entendible" is a very unusual one (in Spain, at least), to tell the truth, but it has existed in the language for over 2 centuries, so it is strictly speaking a perfectly acceptable word, but many people will think that it is wrong. More common alternative is "comprensible", followed by a less common "inteligible", and a much less usual "conocible".

updated JUL 15, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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It may not appear in your dictionaries, but it is recognized by the RAE, which defines it as inteligible.

As to writing the accent marks, see this, for example:

http://www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing.htm

updated JUL 15, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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