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 11 months 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

MarionA1Kwiziq 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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