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U+2013, –
EN DASH

[U+2012]
General Punctuation
[U+2014]
U+FE32, ︲
PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL EN DASH

[U+FE31]
CJK Compatibility Forms
[U+FE33]
See also: [U+2010 HYPHEN], - [U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS], [U+2212 MINUS SIGN], [U+2014 EM DASH], and [U+4E00 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E00]

Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

(English name en dash)

  1. Indicates ranges.
    610 years (read as “six to ten years”)
  2. Indicates items in a list.
    Things to buy:
    Toilet paper
    Towels
  3. Indicates a quotation or a line of dialogue.
    Could you direct me to the bus station?
    It's just on your right at the end of the road.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:–.

See also[edit]

Punctuation


English[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. Used in a compound term when the constituent parts are already hyphenated.
    high-priorityhigh-pressure tasks
  2. Used to hide letters
    Gd for God
  3. Used to connect compound terms with the sense of "to" or to show a relationship
    The BostonWashington race
    bloodbrain barrier

Synonyms[edit]

  • (hide letters): (hyphen)

German[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. Used to replace two zeroes after the decimal point in monetary values in running text (in tables, the em dash is used).
    Dieses Gerät kostet 12,– DM.
  2. Used to replace a zero before the decimal point, i. e. for monetary values below 1.
    Diese Packung Milch kostet –,89 DM.