In English, we don’t use any accents on letters, so I completely understand why we don’t really see the importance of using accents. It still means the same thing right, It’s just some extra emphasis when spoken? Well, the answer to that question is no, it doesn’t mean the same thing. This post is going to be very brief and serve its purpose in a few lines.
I have been guilty of this myself, so please understand the importance of accents in Spanish and not fall into bad habits. Again, I’m guilty of that myself too.
I’m going to give you one example and it will speak for itself.
Cómo asked as part of a question, means how.
Como without the accent means I eat.
So please, do not forget the accent!