Spanish 25 - Word stress

Words that end in a vowel, an s or an n are stressed on the second last syllable.

the potatola papa
the timeel tiempo
the exam, the examinationel examen
the crisisla crisis

Words that end in consonants other than s or n are stressed on the last syllable.

the truthla verdad
the colorel color

Words that do not obey the two rules above, always carry an accent mark on the stressed syllable.

the dad, the fatherel pa
the relationshipla relación
the politics, the policyla potica