Is the # symbol used in Spanish?
Thread poster: bparciak

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English to Spanish
Apr 24, 2008

I have looked everywhere and I can’t find an answer. I would like to know if in Spanish the # symbol can be used. I have seen it a lot in English instead of number. I was told that in Spanish it doesn't exist, or at least is not used the same way that in English.

[Edited at 2008-04-25 00:56]

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Richard Ramirez
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in fact we use it Apr 26, 2008

Yes, indeed we do use it, maybe not as often as other cultures do.

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Miguel Garcia Lopez  Identity Verified
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It is not used in Spanish Apr 26, 2008

You are right. It is not used in Spanish.

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Maria Ramon  Identity Verified
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It is in Latin America Apr 27, 2008

In South America we have used the # sign to indicate a number.

Maybe not in Spain, but for sure in Venezuela, where I grew up and Colombia, where I have lived for several years.

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