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09 / 11 / 2007

ARROBA IN ENGLISH: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. 

Recently we received the following question from one of our Daily Vitamin subscribers, Manuel Jesús Montiel:

Good afternoon!
How can I say an email address? My problem is that I don't know the English name for @. Thank you in advance. Best regards, Manuel Jesús Montiel

Today's...typographical symbol is: @ (at)

We often call this character the "at sign." In accounting it stands for "at the rate of" (for example, 3 pens @ 1€ each = 3€. Spoken --> three pens at the rate of 1 Euro each is 3€). Of course this character is now much more known for its use in Email addresses.

My email address is When I give this address to people over the phone, for example, I say "M-R-A-Y at ZIGGURAT dot E-S."

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