accent
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (punctuation)
a. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The accent is written above the o in the Spanish word "educación."El acento se escribe encima de la o en la palabra española "educación".
2. (pronunciation)
a. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Arturo speaks Spanish with an Argentine accent.Arturo habla español con un acento argentino.
3. (emphasis)
a. el énfasis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where does the accent in the word "superfluous" fall?¿Dónde cae el énfasis en la palabra "superfluous"?
b. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You put the accent on the wrong syllable.Marcaste el acento en la sílaba equivocada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to emphasize)
a. acentuar
You need to accent the first syllable in the Spanish word "árbol."Hay que acentuar la primera sílaba en la palabra española "árbol".
5. (to accentuate)
a. acentuar
The room is decorated in white and pastel blue and accented with red drapes.La habitación está decorada con blanco y azul pastel y acentuado con cortinas rojas.
accents
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (way of speaking)
a. el tono
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The damsel asked for the knight's help in dulcet accents.La dama pidió con tono melodioso que el caballero la ayudara.
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accent
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (when speaking)
a. el acento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (in writing)
a. la acento m, tilde
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to put the accent on somethinghacer hincapié en algo
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accent
noun
[ˈæksənt]
1 (written) acento (m)
put an accent on the "o" pon un acento sobre la "o"; acute accent acento (m) agudo; written accent acento (m) ortográfico
2 (pronunciation) acento (m)
he has a French accent tiene acento francés; with a strong Andalusian accent con (un) fuerte acento andaluz
with a strong provincial accent
3 (emphasis)
to put the accent on subrayar (la importancia de); recalcar; the minister put the accent on exports el ministro recalcó la importancia de la exportación; this year the accent is on bright colours (Fashion) este año están de moda los colores vivos
4 (tone)
in accents of some surprise en cierto tono de asombro
transitive verb
[ækˈsent]
1 [+syllable, word] acentuar
2 [+need, difference] recalcar; subrayar
3 [+colour, feature] realzar
modifier
[ˈæksənt]
accent mark (n) acento (m) ortográfico
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