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Typing Lesson 32: { & } Keys

This typing lesson will teach you the { and } keys. These keys are know as 'curly braces' and are used extensively in some programing languages like C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, and JavaScript. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '{' key is above the ';' key and to the right (use your right pinky finger), stretch up while pressing the shift key to hit it.
  • The '}' key is above the ';' key and a little further to the right(use your right pinky finger), stretch up while pressing the shift key to hit it.
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  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.

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