Pronunciation #24 - W

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The letter W is since 2006 once again an official letter of the Swedish alphabet. Like Q and Z, it only turns up in loan words and some names. That’s why you won’t find a lot of Swedish words with a W in it.

W is always pronounced like [v] in Swedish; like a V.

  
watt
watt
  
webb
web

English loan words are mostly pronounced in an English fashion. W could then be either mute or pronounced like [w] (half-vowel). The pronunciation is a bit individual and not written in stone.