Mrs. Amaya Diaz's Spanish Classes

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! * Welcome to Spanish class!

~ Sra. Amaya Diaz ~

Contact me anytime via email:

Phone # School Phone: (540) 586-2541 EX: 204

If you are in either of my level 1 or level 2 classes this year,

know that you are going to work hard and have a great time learning Spanish!

Check out the following site to keep up on your grammar and vocab; or to just

get a sneak peak of what you're going to be learning in Spanish.

Use the following link to access a free website to help work on vocab,

grammar, and more!

How to Type Spanish Letters and Accents (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡)

Ever wonder how to type Spanish characters on your computer? Here are some short cuts! There are several ways to configure your keyboard to type in the Spanish accented letters and upside-down punctuation (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡) and which one you use depends on the frequency with which you need these letters.

  1. Inserting Accented Characters with an English Keyboard Layout

If you only need an accented character every now and then, there is no need to change your full keyboard layout.

For all PCs

There are several key combinations you can use to insert single characters into your text on a PC. The first is for newer computers using the Control key and may only work in Microsoft Office.

In Office for Windows: For accented vowles: Press Ctrl + ‘, then the vowel (ctrl + ' + a = á)

For Ñ: Press Ctrl + ~, then the letter n (ctrl + ~ + n = ñ)

The second way is using the ASCII code. Each character in your computer has a code made up of pressing the ALT key then a three-digit number, all of which are listed below.

á = Alt + 0225

é = Alt + 0233

í = Alt + 0237

ó = Alt + 0243

ú = Alt + 0250

ñ = Alt + 0241

ü = Alt + 0252

¡ = Alt + 0161

¿ = Alt + 0191

To type the numbers, you must use the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard, not the number keys on the top row.

For all Macs

To get accented vowels on a Mac, hold down the Option key, and while holding it down, type the letter e; then release those keys and type the letter that you want the accent to appear on:

Opt + e, then a = á

Opt + e, then e = é

Opt + e, then i = í

Opt + e, then o = ó

Opt + e, then u = ú

For the ñ, hold down the Option key while you type the n, then type n again.

Opt + n, then n = ñ

To type an umlaut over the u, hold down the Option key while pressing the u key then type u again.

Opt + u, then u = ü

*To type the upside-down punctuation marks press the following keys all at once.

Opt + 1 = ¡

Opt + shift + ? = ¿