w

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Translingual[edit]

Letter w.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER W
Unicode block Basic Latin
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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In blackletter typography, 'w' was commonly used instead of 'v'. When printers (gradually during the 19th century) changed to Latin typography, spelling changed from 'w' to 'v', except in some family names. However, this change does not count as a spelling reform.
  • In many abbreviations, Swedes say 'v' (veh, as in German) instead of 'w' (dubbelveh), e.g. BMW (beh em veh), VW (veh veh), WC (veh seh), WHO (veh haw oh), WWW (veh veh veh).

Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

w (upper case W)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called we and written in the Latin script.

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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)