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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Dictionary Basics

George Lugo
George Lugo
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 922 Points

why is my question wrong?

player = ["name": "John", "remaining_lives":3] print["name","remaining_lives"]

player = ["name": "John", "remaining_lives":3]

2 Answers

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,118 Points

That is not the correct notation for a dictionary. You need to use {} rather than [] to create a dictionary.

Your print statement is also wrong in a couple of ways - the thing you want to print goes inside () rather than [], and you haven't correctly pointed to the dictionary values that you want to.

I would recommend going back and re-watching the video to be honest to gain a stronger understanding of dictionaries.

As Stuart mentioned, dictionaries in Python are made like this:

my_dict = {"key1": "value1", "key2":"value2"}

I'm not 100% sure what you're supposed to print but by looking at your attempt, I'd say you're printing the values for each key. To print, you first need to access the dictionary inside () like so:


To access a specific value, you need to access the dictionary and then the key for the value like this:


Now, see if you can put those two together to print what you want from your dictionary!