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w

TranslingualEdit

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 formsEdit

  • vv (obsolete)

LetterEdit

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:


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/, /ˈdʌb.juː/, /ˈdʌb.jə/, /ˈdʌb/, /ˈdʌbz/
(file)

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W, plural ws or w's)

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

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NounEdit

w

  1. watt
  2. west
  3. witness
  4. work

AdjectiveEdit

w

  1. (cricket) wide
  2. white

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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w (uppercase W)

  1. the twenty-third letter of the Danish alphabet

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

w (uppercase W)

  1. w

Haitian CreoleEdit

PronounEdit

w

  1. Contraction of ou.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

w m, f (invariable)

  1. See under W

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short for 笑う (warau, laugh, smile).

InterjectionEdit

w

  1. (Internet, slang) LOL; an expression of amusement or laughter.
    このバカwwwwwww
    Kono baka wwwwwww
    This idiot LOL

Usage notesEdit

Commonly used to ridicule someone. Is often times used multiple times in a row.

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Etymology 2Edit

Near homophone of ダブル (daburu, double).

SymbolEdit

w (katakana ダブリュー, romaji daburyū)

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

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • we (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /w/ (before vowels)
  • (silent before consonants)

PrepositionEdit

w (with locative)

  1. in

MalayEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

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

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NorwegianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

w

  1. The 23rd letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notesEdit

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

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Pronunciation depends on a following word.

  • (isolated) IPA(key): /v/, /f/

PrepositionEdit

w (with locative)

  1. in

w (with accusative)

  1. on (time/date)

Usage notesEdit

  • 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)

SpanishEdit

LetterEdit

w (lower case, upper case W)

  1. The 24th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Letter name
Phoneme

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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 notesEdit

  • 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).

TurkmenEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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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WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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 termsEdit

  • ydw (interrogative)