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Old October 09, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Quote marks in Spain

Is it true that << >> are used as quote marks in Spanish instead of " ?
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Old October 10, 2007, 12:14 AM
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NO. Both are used. And " is much commoner than << (I hardly use this last one)

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comillas. (Del dim. de coma, signo ortográfico).
1. f. pl. Signo ortográfico (« » o '' '') que se pone al principio y al fin de las frases incluidas como citas o ejemplos en impresos o manuscritos, y también, a veces, al principio de todos los renglones que estas frases ocupan. Suele emplearse con el mismo oficio que el guion en los diálogos, en los índices y en otros escritos semejantes. También se emplea para poner de relieve una palabra o frase.

2. f. Signo ortográfico (' ') que se usa al principio y al fin de una palabra o frase incluidas como cita o puestas de relieve dentro de un texto entrecomillado más extenso. También se emplea para indicar que una palabra está usada en su valor conceptual o como definición de otra.

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comillas. (diminutive of 'coma', orthographic sign).
1. f. pl. Orthographic sign (“” or '' '') that is put at the beginning and end of the phrases incluyed as quotation or examples in printed texts or manuscripts, and also, sometimes, at the beginning of all the lines that these phrases occupy. Is similar as the script in the dialogues, in the indices and other similar writings. Also is used to highlight (underline) a word or phrase.
2. f. Orthographic sign (' ') that is used at the beginning and end of a word or phrase including as a quotation or highlight within a more extensive text with inverted commas (entecomillado ""). Also is used to indicate that a word is used in its conceptual value or as a definition of another one.

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Quote using <<>>? not using "" ? It seems strange.
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BOTH ARE USED
But "" it's much more common.
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