Parentheses in Spanish

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I have forgotten how to do quotations in Spanish. Do we use >? Or can we use the same set of symbols as in English " "? Thanks for the help.

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updated MAR 22, 2008
posted by juan4

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So much trouble, make it easy, go to
http://www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing.htm

It will show you where to go for your system
after that, it's only alt a to get á, etc..
you get a little tool bar to change to United States-International once a day or whenever you log on to your computer No need to glue all those #'s on your computer.

updated MAR 22, 2008
posted by motley
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punto ( . )
coma ( , )
punto y coma ( ; )
dos puntos ( : )
puntos suspensivos ( ? )
Interrogación, signos de interrogación ( ¿? )
Signos de exclamación, admiración o signos de admiración ( ¡! )
paréntesis ( ( ) )
corchetes ( [ ] )
las llaves ( { } )
comillas angulares o latinas( < > )
comillas voladas o inglesas ( ? ? )
comillas simples ( ` ´ )
Raya (--), guión ( - )
Diéresis o crema ( ¨ )
Barra ( / ) ( | )
Signo de párrafo (
Asterisco ( ' )
Apóstrofo (´ )
Cuadradillo,almohadilla ( # )
Arroba ( @ )
Cedilla ( ç )

Si quieres curiosear más pincha: http://amnesia.eljuego.free.fr/Fichas_gramatica/FG_puntuacion.htm
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updated MAR 22, 2008
posted by DaCRoN
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Thanks for your imput, There are directions for using international characters using a variety of formats in the lessons.
See here:
[url=http://learnspanish.spanishdict.com/lessons/page/show'id=1710195%3APage%3A301]http://learnspanish.spanishdict.com/lessons/page/show'id=1710195%3APage%3A301[/url]

updated MAR 22, 2008
posted by Cherry
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That is why I said that either could be used and how to get the chevrons it they wanted to use them.

updated MAR 22, 2008
posted by Cherry
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Using the alt key with numbers requires use of the numeric keypad (not the numbers above the alphabetic keys). If you don't have a numeric keypad (as on a laptop), you'll need to toggle between numeric and alphabetic keys. On my laptop I use the FN key with F11 to toggle, then m becomes 0, j becomes 1, k becomes 2, etc. Fortunately, I don't have to do that very often. I used the Regional settings under the Control Panel, to set up my keyboard for Spanish (Colombia) characters. I switch back and forth between English and Spanish keyboards with a couple of mouse clicks. I can explain that setup in more detail if anyone wants that info. I don't know how this works on anything not running a Microsoft virus--oops, I mean a Microsoft operating system.

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by CalvoViejo
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Cherry,
That doesn't work on my computer, I have it set up to press alt & áéíóúñ to get the accents.

I have gotten it, just have to remember how. I finally found out how to get the diéresis, alt y = ü

I just saw a note I made, the chevrons are known as comillas & are used more in Spain than in Latin America

Let's see what the españoles say about that,

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by motley
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You can use either « » or " ".
To get these characters hold down the alt. key and press the following numbers and release the alt. key.

« 0171
» 0187

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by Cherry
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they appear above the number 2 on my computer.

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by Eddy
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dialogue is set off by dashes, which precedes each change of speaker.
___|\___|

quotation marks are chevrons, the way you have it. I can't remember how to do them. How did you get them'

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by motley
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parentheses are brackets ie normal brackets (paréntesis) or square brackets [paréntesis cuadrados],

quotations marks are comillas, "'"

updated MAR 21, 2008
posted by Eddy