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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel


"The function disemvowel takes a single word as a parameter and then returns that word at the end. I need you to make it so, inside of the function, all of the vowels ("a", "e", "i", "o", and "u") are removed from the word. Solve this however you want, it's totally up to you! Oh, be sure to look for both uppercase and lowercase"- Given Question

Please can someone explain how I can obtain the correct code? Thank you!

def disemvowel(word):
    one =['a']
    two = ['e']
    three =  ['i']
    four = ['o']
    five = ['u']
    if word.upper() == one:
    if word.upper() == two:
    if word.upper() == three:
    if word.upper() == four:
    if word.upper() == five:
    return word

1 Answer

There are several ways to do this. You are not far off. I can see where your mind is going and that is great. Awesome start. Take a look at my version and see how you can make your code work given what you have already:

def disemvowel(word):
    vowel_dict = {
        'a': 'a',
        'e': 'e',
        'i': 'i',
        'o': 'o',
        'u': 'u'

    holder = []
    for letter in word:
        if letter.lower() in vowel_dict:
    return "".join(holder)

Thank you so much Kristina