Python - get first character of string

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In this article, we would like to show you how to get the first character of a string in Python.

Quick solution:

first_character = string[0]


Practical example

In this example, we get the first character of "dirask" string by index.


In Python each character in a string has an index number associated with it. We can use the index to access any character.


string = "dirask"
first_character = string[0]
print("First character is:",first_character)


First character is: d

See also

Python - string (popular problems)

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