Hello Venus!VenusEnvy said:I've always been told that the third stressed vowel from the end gets the accent.
So, although está + te = estáte, the accent is not on the á. The third stressed vowel from the end is the e.
first vowel sound
second vowel sound
third vowel sound
But, you only have to give it an accent if it falls in the middle of the word. As the e is the first letter in the word, the accent isn't necessary.
So, I'd pronounce it like: Éstate quieto (although the accent is superfluous)
Am I crazy here? ¿María? ¿Inés?