Manolito “está” un poco gordo - why the accent on the a?

Sandy A2Kwiziq community member

Manolito “está” un poco gordo - why the accent on the a?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Sandy

"está" is from the verb "estar", conjugated in the 3rd person singular in the present, "Manolito está..." -the stress is on the last syllable on the -a, therefore, following the rules for accentuation in Spanish, it needs a written accent, because the word ends in a vowel.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

IreneA2Kwiziq community member

It is the word is 

IreneA2Kwiziq community member

it is the verb is

MarionA2Kwiziq community member

the accent is on the a because the stress is on the last syllable

JonathanB1Kwiziq community member

Esta - this (feminine), Está - is (Estar)

Manolito “está” un poco gordo - why the accent on the a?

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