French consonant

The letter W is rarely found in French, and almost always in words borrowed from English or German.

It’s usually pronounced the same as the W the source language, meaning that in words borrowed from English, it’s pronounced like an English W (phonetic symbol: [w]), while in German words, it’s pronounced V (phonetic symbol: [v]).

the letter w
wallon   Walloon (French-speaking Belgian)
un week-end   weekend
wagon   train car, truckload

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