# Operators and Expressions in Python

In Python, **operators** are special symbols, combinations of symbols, or keywords that designate some type of computation. You can combine objects and operators to build **expressions** that perform the actual computation. So, operators are the building blocks of expressions, which you can use to manipulate your data. Therefore, understanding how operators work in Python is essential for you as a programmer.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the operators that Python currently supports. You’ll also learn the basics of how to use these operators to build expressions.

**In this tutorial, you’ll:**

- Get to know Python’s
**arithmetic operators**and use them to build**arithmetic expressions** - Explore Python’s
**comparison**,**Boolean**,**identity**, and**membership**operators - Build
**expressions**with comparison, Boolean, identity, and