A string is a series of letters/characters.
In Python strings are declared inside double quotes (") or single quotes (').
So for example the following are strings:
"This is a string"
'so is this'
I am going to introduce you to a very first function in Python named print(). In Python, functions are called by typing the name of function followed by brackets (parenthesis), with inputs (parameters) passed in between the brackets. The print() function prints out whatever values you pass in as input.
For example if you wanted print out "Hello there!". You'd type the following code:
print ("Hello there!")
You can try out play with what you've learned so far here (Click the Run button to run the code, you'll see output on the right).
Try playing with different/your own strings to see how it works.
Next lesson: Variables in Python