How to pronouncate punctuation while dictating in Non-English using Siri?

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  1. timidhermit macrumors regular

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    When dictating using Siri in English, Siri can understand common punctuations and formatting by simply saying aloud the said functions (like "comma", "new paragraph").

    I can't figure how to do this when dictating in non-English using Siri.

    An example is Chinese. Is there a list on the Apple website or elsewhere that lists these special vocabularies in non-English languages?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    It should be exactly the same in all languages. You would just need to know how to say things like "period," or "comma."
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Sure.
    If you are dictating in a supported language, such as mandarin, you would just say the punctuation in that language.
    Some mandarin punctuations here.
     
  4. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly this.

    When I dictate to Siri in spanish, I just say "punto", "coma", "signo de interrogación", "punto y aparte", or any other punctuation sign I want to use. There are some caveats, though; for example, in spanish we use different question marks at the beginning and at the end of sentences, Siri only recognize the ending question mark.
     
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