Accents may look strange to anyone whose native language doesn’t have any, but they are extremely important in Spanish. Leaving off the accent on a word is a spelling mistake, and may cause confusion. There are three different Spanish accents
The Spanish acute accent serves two purposes: it alters word stress or distinguishes between two otherwise identical words.
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In Spanish, when the letter G precedes a U plus a hard vowel, the U and the vowel are both pronounced. In order to obtain this W sound in front of a soft vowel, the Ü comes into play.
Because Spanish and English both have a lot of Latin influence, there are a number of spelling tricks that can help you to recognize and spell Spanish words.
The ~ accent, called a tilde, on the Spanish letter Ñ indicates that the word used to be spelled with two Ns but now the tilde stands in for the second one.