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Single syllable Spanish words (for example: sol, fin, sal, sin) never have an accent unless they have a double meaning that needs to be distinguished.

For example: the word “Tu” has an accent when it means “You”. It can also be written without an accent and in this case means “Your”. Both pronunciations of the word are exactly the same. We realise the specific meaning due to the spoken context or the written accent. The sentence “Tú eres español” means “You are Spanish” and sees the “Tu” with an accent on the “U”, whereas the sentence “Tu amigo es español” means “Your friend is Spanish” and sees no accent on the “U”.

Let´s see more examples of this:

Te/Té: to you/tea
Te voy a llamar mañana: I am going to call you tomorrow
Voy a tomar un té: I am going to have a tea
Si/Sí: if/yes
Si tienes tiempo llámame: If you have time, call me.
Sí, tengo tiempo. Te llamaré: Yes, I have time. I will call you.
Mas/Más: plus/more
Dos mas dos son cuatro: two plus two is four.
Tengo más libros que Pablo: I have more books than Pablo
El/Él: the/he
El perro es de José: The dog is José´s
Él es el dueño del perro: He is the owner of the dog
Mi/Mí: my/me
Mi café es este: My coffee is this one
Este café es para mí: This coffee is for me
Aun/Aún: even/still, yet
Aun estudiando todos los días, no hago bien los exámenes: Even studying every day, I don´t do well in exams.
Aún no he hecho bien ningún exámen: I haven´t done any exam well yet
De/Dé: of, from/give (comand), 1st+3rd person Present Subjunctive
Voy de mi casa al trabajo en tren: I go from home to work by train
Por favor, dé información a la señora: Please give information to the lady

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