There are words in Spanish that change their meaning depending on if they do or do not have a written accent.
Let's look at "tú" vs "tu".
The Spanish "tú"
- Tú is a subject personal pronoun.
- It has a written accent on the u.
- The direct English translation is you (singular informal).
The Spanish "tu"
- Tu is written without an accent on the u.
- It is a possessive adjective.
- The direct English translation is your (singular informal).
Here are some more examples:
- Tú = you
- Tu = your
See also Difference between mi and mí in Spanish (with or without an accent)
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