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Greek Punctuation Marks
Σημεία Στίξης

Lesson 6 - Greek Grammar


  The punctuation marks (σημεία στίξης) of the Greek language are:

Table 6.1
Greek Symbol Audio English
η τελεία . Play Sound period
η άνω τελεία (upper period) · Play Sound semicolon
το κόμμα , Play Sound comma
η διπλή τελεία : Play Sound colon
το ερωτηματικό ; Play Sound question mark
το θαυμαστικό ! Play Sound exclamation mark
τα αποσιωπητικά ... Play Sound ellipsis
η παρένθεση ( ) Play Sound parentheses
τα εισαγωγικά « » Play Sound quotation marks
η παύλα - Play Sound dash

  The meanings of the punctuation marks are the same as they are in the English language. There is a difference in the symbolism of some of them (semicolon, question mark and the quotation marks).

How to write the punctuation marks using Greek keyboard

First, you will need to install Greek language and keyboard in your PC or mac. To see how, go to Install Greek language.

Type the Greek Punctuation marks (PC)
How do I enter Greek semicolon (άνω τελεία) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press left Alt + 0183 (·)
How do I enter Greek colon (διπλή τελεία) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Shift + right > (:)
How do I enter Greek question mark (ερωτηματικό) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Q or Shift + left < (;)
How do I enter Greek exclamation mark (θαυμαστικό) in a document?
The same as with English. Shift + 1 (!)
How do I enter Greek parentheses (παρένθεση) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Shift + 8 and Shift + 9 ( )
How do I enter Greek quotation (εισαγωγικά) marks in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Ctrl + left Alt + [ and Ctrl + left Alt + ] (« »)
How do I enter Greek dash (παύλα) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press / (-)

Type the Greek Punctuation marks (MAC)
How do I enter Greek semicolon (άνω τελεία) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Option + Q (·)
How do I enter Greek colon (διπλή τελεία) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Shift + Q (:)
How do I enter Greek question mark (ερωτηματικό) in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Q (;)
How do I enter Greek exclamation mark (θαυμαστικό) in a document?
The same as with English. Shift + 1 (!)
How do I enter Greek parentheses (παρένθεση) in a document?
Same as in English ( )
How do I enter Greek quotation (εισαγωγικά) marks in a document?
Switch the input method to Greek and then press Option + left < and/or Option + left > (« »)
How do I enter Greek dash (παύλα) in a document?
Same as in English (-)

See also:
Dialitika ( ¨ )
The Apostrophe ( ' )




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