# What is a palindrome?

A palindrome is a phrase that reads the same way from left to right, and right to left. The rules are that all characters must be used in both directions, but punctuation, capitalization, and spaces can be ignored.

¡Las mismas reglas en español!

Some well-known Palindromes:

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

Do geese see god?

Yo, banana boy!

Unos palíndromos en español:

Dábale arroz a la zorra el abad.

La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural.

Yo voy.

I like palindromes but find it hard to think of them in both directions in my head, so I made this little web tool to help me (and others) make palindromes!

The way it works is you just type in the text area, and the palindrome will appear below.

The checkbox defines whether you have an odd number of letters or not. For instance, the Spanish palindrome “La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural” has an even number of letters (the middle ‘o’ is repeated), but the English palindrome “Yo, banana boy!” has an odd number of letters (the middle ‘a’ is not repeated).

All spaces and punctuation will be removed from the bottom text area, but you can add them in afterwards.

Have fun!

Odd-numbered palindrome Starter string

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