# Strings

Anything that is surrounded in quotation marks is called a string. This is how a computer represents words or sentences. For example, "a", "2", "banana!", and "Hello World" are strings, but Hello World and 2 are not strings, because the quotation marks are missing. You can combine many strings together using the + operator. For example:

• "Apple" + "Pineapple" produces the string "ApplePineapple".
• "Nuevo" + " " + "Foundation" produces the string "Nuevo Foundation".