w

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Translingual[edit]

Letter w.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER W
Codepoint U+0077
v ← Basic Latin → x
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Alternative forms[edit]

  • vv (obsolete)

Letter[edit]

w lower case (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations east of the Mississippi river.

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Wikipedia

w

  1. (IPA) voiced labial-velar approximant

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Other representations of W:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/, /ˈdʌb.juː/, /ˈdʌb.jə/, /ˈdʌb/, /ˈdʌbz/
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Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, called double-u and written in the Latin script.

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Abbreviation[edit]

W

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. (cricket) wide
  4. white
  5. witness
  6. work

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔbəlveː/, [ˈd̥ʌb̥əlˌveːˀ]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: v
  • Next letter: x

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

Haitian Creole[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

w m, f (invariable)

  1. See under W

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for 笑う (warau, laugh, smile).

Interjection[edit]

w

  1. (Internet, slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly used to ridicule someone.

Etymology 2[edit]

Near homophone of ダブル (daburu, double).

Symbol[edit]

w (katakana ダブリュー, romaji daburyū)

  1. Symbol for ダブル (daburu, double-u)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

Alternative forms[edit]

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

w (with locative)

  1. in

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

w

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ˈdɔbəlt.ˌʋeː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ʋ/, /v/

Letter[edit]

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. German.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronunciation depends on a following word.

  • (isolated) IPA(key): /v/, /f/

Preposition[edit]

w (with locative)

  1. in

w (with accusative)

  1. on (time/date)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some combinations of sounds, mostly consonant clusters at the beginning of the following noun, require that this preposition is used in longer form we. Examples:
  • we włosach (in the hair)
  • we Wrocławiu (in Wrocław)
but:
  • w Warszawie (in Warsaw)

Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter[edit]

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Swedish alphabet, called dubbel-ve and written in the Latin script. Previously treated as a variant of the letter v and not as its own independent letter.

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in negative statements; also in affirmative statements in North Wales): dw
  • (in affirmative statements): rw

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

w

  1. (colloquial, South Wales) first-person singular present of bod (in affirmative or negative statements)
    W i yn y car. — I’m in the car.
    W i ddim yn hapus. — I’m not happy.

Related terms[edit]

  • ydw (interrogative)