Differentiating between á an à

DanA0Kwiziq community member

Differentiating between á an à

Hello,

What is the difference between á and à? I've been studying Spanish for a few months in America and this the first time I have seen à. "Yo vivo en el barrio Gràcia" was on my studyplan.

Asked 1 year ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Presumably this is the Gràcia district of Barcelona, and its spelling is from Catalan, not Spanish. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_orthography#Acute_and_grave_accents

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Dan 

Yes, Alan's right. In Spanish there is only one accent [ ´ ]. We wrote the accent on that word because it is referring to a famous area in Barcelona and the name has the Catalonian accent on it. 

Saludos

Inma

Differentiating between á an à

Hello,

What is the difference between á and à? I've been studying Spanish for a few months in America and this the first time I have seen à. "Yo vivo en el barrio Gràcia" was on my studyplan.

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