by Sai gowtham

How to get the first character from a string in Python

To get the first character from a string, we can use the slice notation [] by passing :1 as an argument.

:1 starts the range from the beginning to the first character of a string.

Here is an example, that gets the first character M from a given string.

str = "Movie Theater"

firstCharacter = str[:1]

print (firstCharacter)

Output:

"M"

Similarly, you can also use the slice notation to get the first n number of characters from a string.

In this below example, we are getting the first 2 characters from a given string.

str = "This is your house"

firstTwo = str[:2]

print (firstTwo)

Output:

"Mo"

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