¡ !

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Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¡ !

  1. Encloses an exclamation in some languages.

Usage notes[edit]

The symbols are called, in English:

Symbol[edit]

¡ !

  1. (extIPA) An alveolar click with a slapped release – see !.
  2. (superscript) A weak, fleeting or epenthetic [¡].

See also[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¡ !

  1. occasionally encloses an exclamation in modern Catalan; at other times, a lone exclamation mark is used at the end with nothing at the beginning of the exclamatory phrase
    ¡Ditxós qui sab estimarla! ¡Benhaurat aquell en quin cor brilla encesa la vivificant y pura flama de la fé!
    Lucky is he who can love her! Blessed is he in whose heart there shines the life-giving and pure flame of faith!

Usage notes[edit]

  • ¡ is used at the beginning of a phrase expressing exclamation, with ! at the end; however, in Catalan it is not mandatory to use ¡.

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Spanish[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¡ !

  1. encloses an exclamation in Spanish; equivalent in English and many other languages: !

Usage notes[edit]

  • In written Spanish, ¡ is written at the beginning of a phrase expressing exclamation, with ! at the end.

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