In English, most 2-syllable words are stressed on the first syllable...
Listen to the following pairs to contrast nouns and verbs.
|'content / con'tent|
|'export / ex'port|
|'permit / per'mit|
|'record / re'cord|
|'update / up'date|
All these nouns are stressed on the first syllable
whereas the verbs are stressed on the second syllable.