The “w” sound in german

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The “w” sound in German

The “w” sound in German is similar to an English “v” sound. It is mostly written as a w, but sometimes it is written as a v.

der Wind

the wind


to wait

die Vanille

the vanilla

die Vase

the vase


  • In words borrowed from other languages, the “w” sound is generally written as a v.
  • The letter v is most often pronounced like an “f”.




to try

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