Él (with an accent) or el (without an accent) is the fortieth most common word in the Spanish language.
This is a very interesting monosyllable. It is one of those words that people who have not even learned any Spanish will at least recognise.
El certainly packs a punch – small though it is, this word means “the” in English. But it can also mean he – but when it means “he”, the little word has an accent.
Here are a couple of examples of the use of both with and without accents
El libro es interesante – the book is interesting.
Él es el mejor – he is the best
So there it is, a tale of well-known monosyllable, with and without an accent.