Python - get last 3 characters of string

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In this article, we would like to show you how to get the last 3 characters of a string in Python.

Quick solution:

last_characters = string[-N:]



Get last N elements using [] operator:

string[start_index: end_index]


string[start_index: end_index: step]


  • start_index -  index position, from where it will start fetching the characters (default value is 0),
  • end_index -  index position, where it will end fetching the characters (default value is end of the string),
  • step - interval between each character (default value is 1)

Practical example

1. Get the last 3 characters of a string

In this example, we get the last 3 characters of the "dirask" string by index (-3 to end of the string).

string = "dirask"
last_characters = string[-3:]
print("The last 3 characters are:",last_characters)


The last 3 characters are: ask
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