Capital Letter a with Acute (Á)
Codes for the "Capital-Letter-a-with-Acute" SymbolClick on a to copy its contents.
"A" with an Acute ExplainedThe letter "a" with an acute accent (á) is used in several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, and Czech, to represent a different sound or stress pattern than the unaccented letter "a". Here are seven examples of when the letter "a" with acute accent is used:
- In Spanish, the letter "á" is used to indicate a stressed syllable. For example, "fácil" (easy) is pronounced "FAH-sil", with the stress on the first syllable.
- In Portuguese, the letter "á" also indicates a stressed syllable. For example, "água" (water) is pronounced "AH-gwah", with the stress on the second syllable.
- In French, the letter "á" is used to represent the open front vowel /a/ sound. For example, "pâte" (dough) is pronounced "paht", with the "a" sound in the first syllable pronounced as /a/.
- In Italian, the letter "á" is used in some loanwords to indicate the stress on the second-to-last syllable. For example, "formulá" (to formulate) is pronounced "for-mu-LAH".
- In Hungarian, the letter "á" represents a long /a:/ sound. For example, "át" (across) is pronounced "aht", with a longer "a" sound than in the word "at".
- In Czech, the letter "á" represents a long /a:/ sound as well. For example, "rád" (gladly) is pronounced "rahd", with a longer "a" sound than in the word "rad" (wheel).
- In Icelandic, the letter "á" represents a long /au/ sound. For example, "fá" (get) is pronounced "fau", with the "a" sound in the first syllable pronounced as /au/.
Alternative NamesThe letter "a" with an acute accent (á) may also be referred to as "a-acute" or "a with an acute accent." In some languages, such as Spanish and Portuguese, it may be called "a acentuada" or "a com acento agudo," respectively. In French, it is sometimes referred to as "a accent aigu," while in Hungarian and Czech it may be called "ékezetes á" or "čárkované á," respectively.
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How To Insert the Á Symbol
(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.Click on the Á symbol from the table above. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document.
(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."The Alt Code for Á is Alt 193. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 193. When you lift the Alt Key, Á appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)
(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).
(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).
(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).
|CSS and HTML Text||Output|
(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages and HTML canvas).
const x = "0x"+"C1"|
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);
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(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
|let str = "\u00C1"|
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
|My symbol: Á|
(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).
|<img src = "myImg.png"/>||Á|
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