Looping over a dictionary


Ok, I have cheated a little to get the answer to this lesson. Can someone please explain to me how this works and how you would ever come to the solution?


Let me explain what you have to do.
I hope you remember how to work with lists (and didn’t cheat on that one as well :wink: ).
If you use a list called alpha for example, you can loop through each value in it by using the for-loop, right?

alpha = [1,2,3]
for x in alpha:
    print x

Will give you 1, 2 and 3, right?

So you can actually do the same in a dictionary, but it will only print the so-called keys, which are the words or number before the “:” .

For example:

drinks = ["water": 1.50]

so the key would be "water.

This makes the first part. :smiley:

About the second part:

If you type in the value of a list in , it will give you the “position” of the value in the list, like:

list_1 = ["banana", "cherry", "apple"]
print list_1["cherry"] #Would print out 1

But if you do the same thing in a dictionary, it will give you the other part of the word (or whatever it’s called ^^)

So if you call the dictionary from before:

drinks = ["water": 1.50]
print drinks[“water”] #This will print 1.50

I hope you understand now, how it works :smiley:

Looping over a dictionary issue

d = {‘a’: ‘apple’, ‘b’: ‘berry’, ‘c’: ‘cherry’}

# Your code here!

for key in d:
print (key),(d[key])

hope, you’ll find it useful


Thank you for your response. You really put the explanation across well, and yes I now understand how this works.



I have printed exactly that, get the b berry, but it says I did not print b berry.

My code is the exact same, done with and without the parenthesis.