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  1. Ellipsis.
    1. Indicates subsequent texts in a quotation are omitted.
    2. Indicates subsequent items in a list are omitted.
    3. Indicates pauses in a speech.
    4. Indicates sound lengthening in a speech.
    5. Indicates silence or contemplation.
    6. Indicates there is implied meaning.
    7. (neologism, Internet slang) Indicates speechlessness.

Usage notesEdit

The ellipsis in Chinese is always six dots (unlike English), composed of two Unicode characters ( reduplicated). Its Chinese name is 省略號省略号 (shěnglüèhào, “omission symbol”).

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Punctuation markEdit

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Usage notesEdit

The number of dots can vary: (3 dots) are also common.