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Not to be confused with É.
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È or è can be
- The letter E with a grave accent.
- In English, the letter è is sometimes used in the past tense forms of verbs in poetic texts to indicate that the final syllable should be pronounced separately. For example blessèd would indicate the pronunciation bles-sed rather than blest. It also occurs in loanwords such as Italian caffè.
- "È" means "is" in modern Italian [ɛ], e.g. "il cane è piccolo" meaning the dog is small. It is derived from Latin "est" and is accented to distinguish it from the conjunction "e" meaning "and".
- È (è) is also used for an [ɤ] with a falling tone in pinyin, the Chinese language roman-alphabet transcription system. The word 鄂, consisting only of this vowel, is an abbreviation for the Hubei province of the People's Republic of China.
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E WITH GRAVE||LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|UTF-8||195 136||C3 88||195 168||C3 A8|
|Numeric character reference||È||È||è||è|
|Named character reference||È||è|
Windows users can type an "è" by holding the "Alt" key down and keying 138
- Ye with grave, a Cyrillic letter with a similar glyph