Do I need to put a capital letter after the ¡ symbol? e.g. are these sentences wrong or right:

  • Vale, ¡hasta pronto!
  • Tengo ganas de verte, ¡hace tanto calor aquí ahora mismo!
  • They are correct. Check the explanation and examples in Nueva gramática de la lengua española (2009). [Edición en línea (www.rae.es) aplica.rae.es/grweb/cgi-bin/…
    – user19024
    May 14, 2018 at 19:48
  • @Rotten - Sounds like an answer! May 15, 2018 at 1:35

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Short story: exclamation marks may put emphasis in a given part of the sentence or the whole sentence. Just try to imagine the sentence without exclamation marks:

Vale, hasta pronto.

This is a perfectly valid sentence, so the next step would be to make emphasis in a given region:

Vale, ¡hasta pronto!
¡Vale, hasta pronto!

The introduction of the exclamation marks does not affect the capitalization, unless you divide the sentence:

¡Vale! ¡Hasta pronto!

In this case you have two separated sentences and hence you need to start the second one with a capital letter, the same as you do in English:

All right! See you soon!

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