inverted commas


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Translations
عَلَامَتا الإِقْتِباسِفَواصِل مَقْلوبَه
uvozovky
anførselstegn
lainausmerkit
navodnici
gæsalappir, tilvitnunarmerki
引用符
따옴표
úvodzovky
narekovaji
citationstecken
เครื่องหมายคำพูด
ters tırnak işaretitırnak işareti
dấu ngoặc kép

inverted commas

[ɪnˌvɜːtɪdˈkɒməz] npl (Brit) → virgolette fpl
in inverted commas → tra virgolette
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

invert

(inˈvəːt) verb
to turn upside down or reverse the order of.
inˈversion (-ʃən) noun
inverted commas
single or double commas, the first (set) of which is turned upside down (`` '', ` '), used in writing to show where direct speech begins and ends. ``It is a lovely day,'' she said.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

inverted commas

عَلَامَتا الإِقْتِباسِ uvozovky anførselstegn Anführungszeichen εισαγωγικά comillas lainausmerkit guillemets navodnici virgolette 引用符 따옴표 aanhalingstekens anførselstegn cudzysłów aspas кавычки citationstecken เครื่องหมายคำพูด ters tırnak işareti dấu ngoặc kép 引号
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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