If you’re telling someone the email address, it’s easy, you say: learning dot English at bbc dot co dot uk. So the way we tell someone this symbol is we say at.
But, when people are spelling an email address, they sometimes use the name of the symbol and it has quite a few different names; people call it arroba or commercial at; they also call it the at sign and sometimes the at symbol.
So, if you want to spell our email address, you do it like this: l – e – a – r – n – i – n – g – dot- e – n – g – l – i – s – h – arroba – b – b – c – dot – c – o – dot – u – k.
Now there’s lots more symbols like this, and if you go to our website, Ask about English on bbclearningenglish.com, you’ll find that we’ve listed quite a few of them for you and I’m going to read them out now.
" " speech marks or inverted commas or quotation marks
+ plus sign
- minus sign
© copyright sign
? question mark
# number symbol or hash symbol or hash sign
( ) brackets
( open brackets
) close brackets or closed brackets
/ forward slash
So thanks again for your question and I hope that helps!