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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String concatenation

I don't understand string


name = "Deja vu"
subject = "Treehouse loves"
"name_" + "subject"

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Ok, first off let me clarify the "Deja vu" thing. It's just an expression that English speakers have taken from French that means roughly "seen/done this before".

Secondly, string is just a fancy way of saying a series of characters. In your code "Deja vu" is a string and so is "Treehouse loves". We denote a string by setting them inside quotation marks.

Here's the code it's looking for:

name = "Jane"
subject = "Treehouse loves " + name

Here I've set the name to Jane. Now I've made a new variable named subject which will contain the the value "Treehouse loves Jane". We are using string concatenation here. It takes "Treehouse loves " and "Jane" and smushes them together. That whole thing is now assigned to the variable subject.

Hope that helps! Happy coding!