W

Spanish Consonant

The letter W is only found in words borrowed from other languages, and its pronunciation is not standardized. Below are the most common Spanish words with W and their pronunciation.

Por ejemplo

Spanish W pronounced like … English
wat Spanish B or English W watt
wáter Spanish B water closet, lavatory
wedge English W pitching wedge (golf)
weekend English W weekend
wélter Spanish B welterwight
whiskey English W or GW whiskey
windsurf   English W windsurfing

Please note that this explanation is only a guideline for the Spanish that I know, which is Castilian Spanish. There are many regional variations in Spanish pronunciation.

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