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Use of "¿" in Spanish serves a specific purpose, which is to indicate the beginning of a question which otherwise would be ambiguous as to whether it were a question or a statement: Q: ¿Existen estudios sobre este tema? A: Existen estudios sobre este tema. You see, the exact same sequence of words can be used for the question and the answer. The ...


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I don't think the inverted question and exclamation marks are in danger of extinction for the following reasons, among others: On chats, tweets and the like, often we start typing before we decide it's a question or at least before we know where the question starts. We know it by the end of the sentence when we finish, but can't be bothered to go back and ...


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I have to say that I'm really surprised about the first definition of chulada you included, I had never heard it with that meaning... I may use chulería with that sense... Obviously it should be correct because it's in the dicionary, but I'd only use the word chulada with the meaning of the second definition in the dictionary -which you omitted-: Dicho ...


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I cannot answer your question for sure because I cannot read the future, but I think your evidence is quite strong unfortunately. The reason for what you observed is obviously that many of the people writing to you may be using an English keyboard and it is oh-so-tiring to type a special symbol. It happens to me when answering questions in Spanish here. I ...



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