Last modified on 18 April 2015, at 15:30



Alternative formsEdit


  • IPA(key): /ˈpeːkaˌveː/ (normal)
  • IPA(key): /ˌpeːkaˈveː/ (less common)
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PKW m (genitive PKW or PKWs, plural PKW or PKWs)

  1. passenger car (abbreviation of Personenkraftwagen)

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural often takes no ending in formal standard German because of a general tendency to avoid endings in acronyms. In normal speech, however, -s is only rarely omitted.
  • The spelling PKW’s with an apostroph for the genitive and plural is non-official and non-standard, but is sometimes seen.

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