That's a comma; this is a virgule: ( / ) although we commonly refer to it as a slash.Hi, what do we call ( , ) in English? Comma or virgule?
As I said I was looking for commen english word for , and I found this sign in both words.So if there is any difference between them,what is it?Or if these 2 words aren't correct,You tell me how do you call , ?They have different meanings and refer to different things. Each is used appropriately. Which meanings did you find?
Thanks all.Now I understood what was the problem... Maybe the dictionary I used made a mistake.Thank you so muchThe punctuation sign given in in the OP (,) is a comma in English: virgule is the French word for it. I see from the dictionary that virgule in English is the forward slash (/) but I have never, ever before today come across it in BE being called that!
I asked that question as virgule is very uncommon in English, although it is the French word for "comma".I mean, "Have you looked in an English dictionary for the words comma and virgule?"
virgule, n.1. A thin sloping or upright line (/, |) occurring in mediæval manuscripts. as a mark for the cæsura or as a punctuation-mark (frequently with the same value as the modern comma).