¿ ?

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¿ U+00BF, ¿
INVERTED QUESTION MARK
¾
[U+00BE]
Latin-1 Supplement À
[U+00C0]
? U+003F, ?
QUESTION MARK
>
[U+003E]
Basic Latin @
[U+0040]

Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¿ ?

  1. Encloses a question in some languages.

Usage notes[edit]

The symbols are called, in English:

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Catalan[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¿ ?

  1. Occasionally encloses a question in modern Catalan. At other times, a lone question mark is used at the end with nothing at the beginning of the question.

Usage notes[edit]

¿ is used at the beginning of a question, with ? at the end; however, it is not mandatory to use ¿.

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Spanish[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

¿ ?

  1. Encloses a question in Spanish. Equivalent in English and many other languages: ?.
    ¿Cómo estás? — How are you?

Usage notes[edit]

In written Spanish, the ¿ symbol is placed at the beginning of an interrogative phrase, with the ? at the end of the phrase.

As SMS messaging and other forms of electronic communication have become more common, many speakers only use ? for questions and ! for exclamations, leaving out the initial typographical mark. This is considered non-standard usage.

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