- Encloses an exclamation in some languages.
The symbols are called, in English:
- Occasionally encloses an exclamation in modern Catalan. At other times, a lone exclamation mark is used at the end with nothing at the beginning of the exclamatory phrase.
¡Ditxós qui sab estimarla! ¡Benhaurat aquell en quin cor brilla encesa la vivificant y pura flama de la fé!
- Lucky is he who can love her! Blessed is he in whose heart there shines the life-giving and pure flame of faith!
¡ is used at the beginning of a phrase expressing exclamation, with ! at the end; however, in Catalan it is not mandatory to use ¡.
- encloses an exclamation in Spanish; equivalent in English and many other languages: !
In written Spanish, ¡ is written at the beginning of a phrase expressing exclamation, with ! at the end.