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Old March 15, 2016, 02:35 AM
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Países

Does 'país' keep the accent in the plural?
Is the correct word 'países?

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Yes, the accent mark is still needed in the plural.
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The accent there is to break the diphthong; "i" is a "weak" vowel that becomes "strong" with the accent, so it becomes a syllable by itself.

pa·ís
pa·í·ses
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