Around the world, people use the Internet ALL THE TIME. That's why it's so important to know the names of these different internet symbols in English.
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Hi Elena. Thanks so much for your comment. We're glad you enjoy our lessons. That's a great question. A dash is an actual punctuation mark in which you can add parenthetical statements or comments. An underscore is a keyboard symbol that used to be for underlining text. But this is back when people used typewriters. Today, I think it's mostly used as a "space" when typing names or passwords. Hope this helps! 😃👍
That's very polite of you. Thank you very much indeed. But let me put forward a suggestion. When you have time, make a video about some phonological processes, such as assimilation, deletion, elision etc, the way Americans really speak. I'd be extremely grateful. See you...
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I live in Wiesbaden but English is my first language. I came here bc I was so frustrated learning German I had to return to my own language to see how they were teaching it and hopefully find out what the words mean that the German teacher keeps forgetting to tell us. I thought it might help to return to English and it did. It helped more than I even suspected it would.
Thanks for your comment. That's a great question. The term "over-the-counter" means that you can buy something without having a prescription or license. It's often used when talking about medicine that you can buy without a doctor's prescription. So for example, people can buy Tylenol or Advil for headaches and they don't need a prescription. These would be over-the-counter medicines. 😃👍
Thanks for your comment Gini. That's a good question. I'm not really sure what the symbol looks like. I know sometimes the "download" symbol is a circle. Or sometimes a WHEEL (circle) appears when we download something that shows us how long it will take to download. In that case, I would just say it's a time clock. 😃
this is the top notch explanation I've ever seen (thumbs-up) thanx a bunch sir as usual you've just hit the point by explaining such extremely important subjects would you mind making another video about more common American abreviations used in the internet ? keep it up sir my best regards from Algeria 😘😘😘😘
Thanks so much of your comment Nabilla. And I appreciate your suggestion. I think we will try to make more vocabulary lessons using common symbols. The symbols are becoming very important since we use and see them all the time. Have a great day! 😃👍
That's a great question. This symbol (^^) is called a caret (it's pronounced just like "carrot"). Mostly, I think it's used for proofreading and making corrects. To be honest, I never really use this symbol. But here's some good information about it: http://www.writeawriting.com/grammar/caret-symbol-english-language/
What an incredible lesson!.Do you often watch American shows?.Do you know "The tonight show with Jimmy Fallon?..By the way, I learned all internet symbols from his channel.Anyway,thanks a million for your lesson.
Thanks for your comment Bassam. That's a great question. Yes, when using the telephone or talking about a password on a keypad, people will say STAR for this symbol (*). In this same situation, Americans will also say POUND for this symbol (#). 😃👍