- When a word has 2 syllables, stress the first syllable.
- When a word has more than 2 syllables, stress the second to the last syllable.
- Clap when you stress the syllable. This is especially helpful for children who don't read yet so they can distinguish audibly. It also adds the kinesthetic learning style.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I like the breakdown at the link in this post. I've also found a simple rule of thumb on where you put the emphasis when you have a word in Spanish you're trying to pronounce: