How do you pronounce the letter "w"?


Most Americans don't say the /l/ in the pronunciation of "w." It's okay to leave out, really! 

Some people say "w" as a three-syllable word, some as a two-syllable word. Listen closely, you'll hear it both ways.

Listen to the three ways to pronounce "w"

1. "w" with full "double-you" enunciation: /ˈdʌb l̩ yu/

2. "w" as "dub-uh-you": /ˈdʌb ə yu/

3. "w" as "dub-yuh": /ˈdʌb yə/