Spanish Syllable Emphasis
We generally believe that one learns best through examples. Most people aren’t fond of grammar and its rules, and instead tend to remember patterns as they relate them to real life experiences…
Below is an infographic explaining Spanish syllable emphasis, ie., where to put the emphasis when you pronounce words in Spanish. It’s funny, because depending on whom you’re talking to, or what region you are in, these rules don’t always apply–but in general, if you want to know the rules, and you want help with pronouncing a word before you’ve ever heard it, you can just take a look at the graphic below for a quick refresher.
To reiterate what the infrographic says:
Words ending in a vowel, n, or s are stressed or emphasized on the second to last syllable. Words ending in a consonant except for n or s are stressed on the last syllable. Emphasis on syllables that don’t follow these rules carry an accent.
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