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réir vs sonréir in the vosotros form are different?

MarkB2Kwiziq community member

réir vs sonréir in the vosotros form are different?

Interesting that réir in the vosotros form is riais, without an accent, but sonréir in the vosotros form is sonriáis, which has an accent!  This difference is not mentioned in this lesson.

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InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Mark

This is because rias is only syllable and it doesn't take the accent in that case but sonriáis is formed by two syllables and in this case you need the written accent: son - riáis

As it is a general lesson on e > i verbs, not just about "reír/sonreír", there is no mention of the accent. However, here's an article about written accents in Spanish, and the triphthongs are mentioned by the end. I hope it's helpful.

Saludos cordiales

Inma

 

réir vs sonréir in the vosotros form are different?

Interesting that réir in the vosotros form is riais, without an accent, but sonréir in the vosotros form is sonriáis, which has an accent!  This difference is not mentioned in this lesson.

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