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quotation marks

Quotation marks are most commonly used to indicate the exact words that someone else said. This is known as direct speech or direct quotation.
There are two forms of quotation marks: double quotation marks ( “ ” ) and single quotation marks ( ‘ ’ ). American English almost exclusively uses double quotation marks, while British English tends to favor single quotation marks.
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Translations
uvozovky
anførselstegncitationstegn
lainausmerkit
navodnici
tilvísunarmerki, gæsalappir
引用符
따옴표인용부호
narekovaji
citationstecken
เครื่องหมายคำพูดอัญประกาศ
dấu ngoặc kép

quotation marks

plAnführungszeichen pl, → Anführungsstriche pl; open/close quotation marksAnführungsstriche unten/oben; single/double quotation markseinfache/doppelte Anführungszeichen; to put a word in quotation marksein Wort in Anführungszeichen or -striche setzen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

quotation marks

npl (Typ) → virgolette fpl
in quotation marks → tra virgolette
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quote

(kwəut) verb
1. to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written. to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare's words / from Shakespeare, `Is this a dagger which I see before me?'
2. to name (a price).
3. to mention or state in support of an argument. to quote an example.
quoˈtation noun
1. a person's exact words, as repeated by someone else. a quotation from Shakespeare.
2. a price mentioned (for a job etc).
3. the act of quoting.
quotation marks
marks (``'' or `') used to show that a person's words are being repeated exactly. He said `I'm going out.'
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quotation marks

عَلامَاتُ الإقْتِبَاس, عَلَامَتا الإِقْتِباسِ uvozovky anførselstegn, citationstegn Anführungszeichen εισαγωγικά comillas lainausmerkit guillemets navodnici virgolette 引用符 따옴표, 인용부호 aanhalingstekens anførselstegn cudzysłów aspas кавычки citationstecken เครื่องหมายคำพูด, อัญประกาศ çift tırnak, ters tırnak işareti dấu ngoặc kép 引号
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"It's what I used to call--and still call in quotation marks `kindred spirits.'"
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When you come across quotation marks in a fashion line, know that you have just witnessed 'Camp', which believes quotation marks to be its significant component.
Embedded quotations, quotation marks, ellipses, brackets, and parentheticalscombined with the Bluebook rules governing their useadd clutter to the legal writing.
825, 832-33 (1994) (internal quotation marks and citations omitted).
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