Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?

question marks
quotation marks
semicolon
exclamation marks
English ‘cat’ or “cat” is trans­lat­ed to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other coun­tries typ­i­cal­ly use one of these styles. In many coun­tries, English quo­ta­tion marks are getting more and more popular due to wide­spread of English key­board­s.

Answers distribution

question marks
quotation marks
semicolon
exclamation marks
answers
flagFinland
9%
90%
0%
0%
11
flagUkraine
5%
80%
0%
13%
36
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
71%
14%
7%
14
flagSwitzerland
12%
68%
6%
12%
16
flagCroatia
18%
63%
0%
18%
11
flagItaly
25%
62%
3%
7%
27
flagFrance
17%
52%
4%
26%
23
flagAustria
36%
52%
5%
5%
19
flagGermany
20%
51%
11%
17%
145
flagNorway
17%
50%
28%
3%
28
flagSpain
40%
50%
4%
4%
22
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
48%
20%
10%
29
flagPoland
26%
45%
11%
16%
9412
flagCanada
25%
45%
4%
25%
24
flagSweden
27%
44%
5%
22%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
40%
15%
18%
238
flagthe United States
25%
39%
18%
16%
149
flagthe Netherlands
22%
35%
15%
27%
40
flagUnknown
32%
33%
14%
19%
522
flagIndia
33%
26%
20%
20%
15

Gender

men40%
women46%
question marks
28%
26%
quotation marks
40%
46%
semicolon
13%
11%
exclamation marks
18%
15%

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