Looking for the word for that odd squiggly character, the "a" with a circle around it, in the middle of an e-mail address? Here's a list of how to say "@" in any language. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a correction or an addition, or click here.
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How Do You Say "@" in Any Language?
- English: The "at" sign, at. Also often used for an array in programming.
- Dutch: Apestaartje (monkey's tail).
- French: arrobas. Alse, arobasque, chez, , arobe, arrobe, arobass, arobastre, arobasque,
"a commercial", a-rabesque, a-rondi, a roul, a-arrondi. See also http://www.culture.fr/culture/dglf/terminologie/fiches/arrobe.htm and http://www.chez.com/languefrancaise/faq/faq.htm#arrobe and http://www.isoc.org:8080/glossaire/arrobe.fr.htm
- French (Belgium): "a crolle" (crolle being a buckle of a cheveu outre-Quivrain)
- Hebrew: strudel.
- Hungarian: kukak (worm / maggot), strudel.
- Russian: sabaka (dog)
- For further information, see also http://www.emich.edu/~linguist/issues/7/7-968.html