W, is it "doble u" or "doble v"?
I have noticed that some hispanics say "doble u" and some others say "doble v". Which one is the correct one? In english we say double u, not double v.
Both may be acceptable.
Here you will here it pronounced (point at the letter) ---> Alphabet with sound
Here you will read it written as "ve" doble ---> link text
In Mexico we say "doble u" as in "doble u, doble u, doble u, punto, spanishdict, punto, com" (some even save time and just say "triple doble u, punto..."
Really??????? Doble u?????
I am sorry, no offense...but that sounds probably as funny to me as the doble uve to you.
We say doble uve
I'm Salvadorian and my family and I all say "doble v"
Just because your keyboard is a double v, it does not means that it has to be a double v. When I write it I write it like a uu. Double v is more germanic, like VolksWagen (W sounds like V). In english it sounds like U as in Work.
In spanish we barely use it, most of the words are "anglicismos" (words that come from English) like Wyoming, Wafles. Etc. And some local indigenous words like wachuma.
So we can say that in spanish it mostly sounds like a double u.
I believe it is "oo veh doble".
I say double u and I am American!
Interesting. I am from Colombia and we all there say: "Doble u"
I say double u and I am a kiwi (New Zealander) but this probably doesn't help!
When we look at the keyboard on our pc and/or phone keys, what do you see? A "W" or "two U letters together" (UU). I'm pretty sure you saw something closest to VV instead of UU. So my answer is "Doble V"
En mi escuela y colegios asistidos durante mi niñes y adolescencia se me enseño que es "doble V"
Info from www.rae . es w.
- f. Vigésima sexta letra del abecedario español, y vigésima tercera del orden latino internacional, usada en voces de procedencia extranjera. En las lenguas en las que existe como fonema, su articulación es ora de u semiconsonante, como en inglés, ora fricativa labiodental y sonora, como en alemán. En español se pronuncia como b en nombres propios de personajes godos, p. ej., en Walia, Witerico, Wamba; en nombres propios o derivados procedentes del alemán, p. ej., en Wagner, Westfalia, wagneriano, y en algunos casos más. En vocablos de procedencia inglesa conserva a veces la pronunciación de u semiconsonante; p. ej., en Washington, washingtoniano. Su nombre es uve doble, ve doble o doble ve.
ORTOGR. En palabras totalmente incorporadas al idioma es frecuente que la grafía w haya sido reemplazada por v simple; p. ej., en vagón, vals, vatio.
When we're taught the alphabet in school in the US we learn to sing "double U and X Y Z"! I never even thought about it before, but of course the letter is written as a "double V"!! Weird.
My mother taught me the alphabet song when I was still learning to talk, and until I could read the alphabet I thought "LMNOP" was all one letter!
There are several shades of Spanish, no doubt; and no one can judge which is 'better'. I was taught in Castellano W will always be reported as doble uve. The 'Suramerica' is certainly under the strong influence of North America, as well as all the rest of world. Thus, 'doble u' is definitely possible there.
There are three ways to say it: Doble uve, ve, u.
All are correct; however, Double u is the most common.
Each country has their way of saying this and justifying so just be open- know them all and accept.
I personally say, "Doble U".
Double U = English
Doble V = Castellano.
Since it has been bumped up, in classical Latin, there was no letter "U" nor the letter "W." There was a "V" which was sometimes pronounced like a "U" and sometimes like a "V." When two "Vs" were together, the pronunciation was more like we pronounce a "W" today.
The letter "W" was a later, maybe medieval, addition. So, "Double U" and "Double V" are sort of the same thing.
By the way, there was no "J" either. The "I" pulled double duty.