How to type Spanish letters & Accents on Your Keyboard

For PC & Mac users

Spanish letters
Use the above graphic to type Spanish accents and punctuation using your regular English keyboard

Having trouble typing á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡ on your keyboard? ¡No hay problema! (Not a problem!).

There are a few different ways you can achieve Spanish letters & accents.

In this post, we will focus on keyboard shortcuts rather than completely re-configuring your keyboard to a Spanish set up. If you are using Spanish letters and punctuation often (every day/multiple times a day), you may want to eventually look into configuring your keyboard for typing accents and punctuation.
However for complete keyboard configuration, check out this video:

For PC:

For Mac:


Here are the shortcuts for typing Spanish accents & punctuation on the fly:

For PC:

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

For Mac:

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 + ? = ¿