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Why does question mark redirect to ?? They are not the same thing. The former is a noun phrase, the latter is a punctuation mark. The thing and the name for the thing are not one and the same and do not have the same translations etc. — Hippietrail 11:44, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

lol what's up with the italian entry. for real. — [ ric | opiaterein ] — 22:52, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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? - Spanish


  1. (nonstandard) Marks a preceding passage as a question, without the starting ¿, as in English and other languages.
    Cómo estás? — How are you?

--Daniel Carrero (talk) 00:36, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Why does this need to be verified? I see this nonstandard grammatical error all the time when reading Spanish. PseudoSkull (talk) 00:45, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
[!search/%22como$20estas$3F%22 just scroll down. You'll find a lot of examples here.] PseudoSkull (talk) 00:47, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, this is widely used. Here are four citations: Y desde cuando ? COMO QUIERES QUE TE QUIERA? Empezando desde cuando, Boberto? Si, ella las lee.... pero desde cuando leer es entender?....
I also found one citation where the symbol ? is used instead of ¿ at the beginning of a question: ?Desde cuando una huelga obrera es sabotaje?Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 11:24, 17 September 2016 (UTC)
I agree with Pseudoskull. Having the information under the usage note is enough, in my opinion. --Derrib9 (talk) 18:44, 2 October 2016 (UTC)