Open­ing excla­ma­tion mark Used in Span­ish, the inverted excla­ma­tion mark opens the excla­ma­tion and is joined with­out space to its first word, e.g. ¡Hola! The num­bers of open­ing inverted and reg­u­lar excla­ma­tion marks should be iden­ti­cal, e.g. ¡¡¡Hola!!! This char­ac­ter has been a spe­cial char­ac­ter of the Span­ish lan­guage since the 18th cen­tury. *