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 traditional Spanish alphabet has 30 letters: the 26 letters you already know from the English alphabet, plus 4 others. The letters that are the same are pronounced differently, so take a moment to learn the Spanish alphabet.
Helpful tips on getting the most out of a bilingual dictionary.
The use of capital letters (las mayúsculas) is far less common in Spanish than in English. Take a look at this summary of words that are capitalized in English but not in Spanish.
Practice Spanish listening comprehension, writing, and spelling at the same time with dictation exercises from PwLS.
Learn about an annual olive festival while putting your Spanish listening comprehension to the test in this lower-intermediate dictation exercise:
It’s just as important to include accents when writing in Spanish as it is to spell words correctly. It drives me kind of crazy when people say, sorry, I can’t type accents on my computer / tablet / smartphone. Yes, you can type accents – yes! even on your old computer. Check out these instructions for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android.