How Letters Get Named: “W”

  • Published on Nov 27, 2021
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  • Guillermo García Manjarrez

    It's incredible how he absolutely nails the sound difference between v and b if I were not Mexican I don't think I would notice the difference but it's definitely there

    • FeLiNe418
      FeLiNe418 10 days ago

      @I’m fine, I’m fine I mean B and V have the same sound in spanish.

    • I’m fine, I’m fine
      I’m fine, I’m fine 10 days ago

      @Darius Munoz how tf do you “sound” mexican. Im mexican, do i sound mexican rn bro? Grow up

    • I’m fine, I’m fine
      I’m fine, I’m fine 10 days ago

      @FeLiNe418 yes there is

    • Susanne Eby
      Susanne Eby 11 days ago

      @Niaer there is a difference in MOST hispanic dialects. I know argentinians give it no difference but it sure as hell sounds different in carribbean dialects. Mexicans pronounce the ll with a y sound. Panamians with a y and j sound smashed together and argentinians with a shj sound. Spaniards speak with a lisp. For you to sit there and say there is no difference is misleading.

    • Susanne Eby
      Susanne Eby 11 days ago

      @Ginés de Pasamonte theyre not. Puerto ricans pronounce R like an L. Carribbeans straight up drop syllables. V and B is a different sound in many spanish dialects. My mothers dialect pronounces the ll more like a cross between a "y and j" sound whereas i hear mexicans sound it out more like a full y sound and argentinians give it a SHj sound. All these so called "Spanish" claiming it is the same sound makes me think you all live in a rock and never speak to any hispanic beyond your goat village.
      But seriously most hispanic dialects distinguish it. Are you argentinian or something. I know they dont.

  • Justin M
    Justin M 18 days ago +4222

    As somebody who has a VERY hispanic spanish teacher the “v or b” thing and the “how are you not hearing this” is amazing 😂

    • Luredreier
      Luredreier 23 minutes ago

      @dumpster fire Exactly, I don't get how anyone can mix them up in normal conditions...

    • Luredreier
      Luredreier 24 minutes ago

      @Box Of Madness What do you mean?
      The sounds are super obviously different!
      And I don't even speak Spanish.

    • Luredreier
      Luredreier 25 minutes ago

      @Alfredo Fernandez Well, if you guys pronounce it like him I'd have no problems at all with the difference under normal conditions.
      On a poor phone connection or in a noisy environment...

    • Karl theMETALOUS
      Karl theMETALOUS 3 hours ago +1

      @Chiara Ordoñez no, spanish language rules say there is absolutely no difference between the pronunciation of both. dont get me wrong. i absolutely love pronouncing them differently, i find that the language is richer and more beautiful that way, but that doesnt change spanish rules. in every single spanish dialect you do not pronounce v and b differently, however, in some places they do because of the influence of languages that do. like catalan, english, or some native american languages. the conclusion is you do what you believe is better, cause that is the way languages evolve and trascend. but it is written on the rules you pronounce them exactly the same

    • Chiara Ordoñez
      Chiara Ordoñez 11 hours ago

      After reading all these replys I have come to the conclusion that they are pronunced different but most people are not taught to do it.
      I'm from Guatemala and I've never been able to notice the difference. I only do when speaking english.

  • Michał Michał
    Michał Michał 16 days ago +487

    I love how he casually says "W" without even naming it

    • WHO Han
      WHO Han 15 days ago +4

      ​@Amogus . SUSsy baka

    • Amogus .
      Amogus . 15 days ago +5

      Yo we both have same profile pic

  • Sierra Rose
    Sierra Rose 10 days ago +96

    Fun fact before we had the letter "W" the "W" sound was represented either by "VV" or "UU" which is where the french get "double-V" and we get "double-U" idk what Spanish has going on

    • KD-JMS_reTro
      KD-JMS_reTro 2 days ago +1

      We pronounce it double u-v because “v” in Spanish it is said u-v, but it really is double v, too

    • The Arctic Gamer
      The Arctic Gamer 4 days ago +2

      Funner fact, when we used to represent it with UU, the letter U in English was actually written as a V which is why W looks like two Vs.

    • Daniel H
      Daniel H 6 days ago +11

      Well... At least in (S)pain, where i live, we say "uve" to "V", so W is VV and then "uve doble" or, translated "double uve".

    • Kōshaku
      Kōshaku 6 days ago +12

      Spanish basically just allows both double-U and double-V. From my experience, I’ve only ever heard the double-U version so it might be a regional thing like Español vs. Castellano or Piña vs. Ananás.

  • Diliti Darn
    Diliti Darn 20 days ago +829

    "Finnish, what do you want to call it?"
    "Kaksois vee"
    "Kas- Kak- How do you pronounce that?"
    "Fine, tupla vee, same as French"
    "Thank you-"
    "But we're still gonna use kaksois vee in the ABC song"

    • Ronttu
      Ronttu 14 days ago

      @Swedish Prada Ei mitenkää tuli vaa mielee ku sun nimessä on Ruotsi

    • Swedish Prada
      Swedish Prada 14 days ago +1

      @Ronttu en ymmärrä miten se liittyy tähän

    • Ronttu
      Ronttu 14 days ago

      @Swedish Prada Mä en ymmärrä miks koko Suomen pitää opetella ruotsia vaikka sitä puhutaan enimmäkseen suomen alasuunnilla meren lähellä

    • Swedish Prada
      Swedish Prada 14 days ago +2

      @Ronttu 95% suomen kielen puhujista on suomalaisia. Ihan ok olettaa että on suomalainen jos osaa puhua suomea

    • Ronttu
      Ronttu 14 days ago +1

      @Swedish Prada No ei sitä ikinä tiedä onha se mahollista että on esim asunut Suomessa mut ei ole suomalainen

  • 「 ᴛᴏᴋɪᴏ 」
    「 ᴛᴏᴋɪᴏ 」 13 days ago +145

    En español lo decimos de las dos formas, "doble-u" y/o "doble-v", depende que cada persona, la forma en que lo dice xd

    PD: también podemos decirle " Uve doble" como aparece en el video :v.

    • The_Paradox__
      The_Paradox__ Day ago +1

      Doble uve para mi

    • Guillermo Crucci
      Guillermo Crucci 7 days ago +1

      U doble, Uve doble, V doble, doble V, doble U, doble Uve... He escuchado todas esas maneras.

    • IDOL8th
      IDOL8th 8 days ago +1

      I’m pretty sure Uve is from spain

    • The Destroya System
      The Destroya System 8 days ago +1

      Aprendió español en Tejas, donde usamos “doble u”, si recuerdo correctamente. Pero fue muchos años pasados. Ahora solo puede entender español hablado, si intento a escribir mi gramatica es terríble (lo siento, jaja)

    • El Michi Táctico
      El Michi Táctico 9 days ago +2

      Yo solo le digo Uve doble

  • Ter
    Ter 2 days ago +9

    I'm Dutch we pronounce it as "whe" or "wee" or "way" And it is very distinguishable from any other letter. I never understood why in English they call it "Double u" As you can just call it "wee". like the sound it makes😂😂

  • sweetpealee056
    sweetpealee056 11 days ago

    You never fail to crack me up! You are so spot on! 👏👏👏

  • KING
    KING Day ago +56

    In European Spanish we call "V" "uve", so "w" is "uve doble" and that's the normal name for it. Just thought you could find that interesting too.

  • Trygxumy
    Trygxumy Month ago +3094

    I'm South African and Northern Sotho, and we have the same 'B' as Spanish and the same 'R' as French but we write the latter with a 'G' as the Spanish 'R' also exists, tapped or trilled. It's always entertaining watching people try them out.

    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

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    • alice chengo
      alice chengo Month ago

    • Guogen Yan
      Guogen Yan Month ago

      Why there every bots here

    • Lia Gaming
      Lia Gaming Month ago +1

      Me who speaks Spanish did not understand a word you wrote over there :)

    • pxel15
      pxel15 Month ago

      @Uthmaan Mayet in South Africa or on vacation idk

  • Lord Splynter
    Lord Splynter 18 days ago +68

    There's actually a way to pronounce "V" and "B" in spanish that differentiates each letter, V is a lot more strongly pronounced, and B is the opposite.

    • Vini Pires
      Vini Pires Day ago

      @Carlos Robles came to say this. Good explanation

    • ngel
      ngel 5 days ago

      The difference is more because of the orthography, there’s certain rules in grammar that regulate when you have to use which one, actually almost always they sound the same.

    • Carlos Robles
      Carlos Robles 9 days ago +2

      B Is called bi lip pronouciation, v Is a lip-tooth Pronounciation

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      H men 11 days ago


  • F Cosmos
    F Cosmos 14 days ago +32

    This makes me feel a lot better about my learning comprehension

  • Layla Caballero
    Layla Caballero 20 days ago

    My bilingual friends and I are in stitches. Love your videos. Seriously v and b sound nearly the same in Spanish. Two birds one stone 😂

  • JellyStewww
    JellyStewww 16 days ago +16

    The fact that W still exists in that timeline while W was not named

  • Luar D'Andrea
    Luar D'Andrea Month ago +12501

    "Portuguese, What do you call that?"
    "We are not gonna use it."
    "Yeah, we don't like it, so we will ignore it."

  • Zee Kierstead
    Zee Kierstead 18 days ago +8

    Using a “soft b” for a V in Spanish has got to be one of the hardest things for me to get into the groove of 😂

    • Edu V
      Edu V 16 days ago +3

      It’s is really necessary tho, us Hispanics pronounce b and v exactly the same way xd

    • Zee Kierstead
      Zee Kierstead 17 days ago

      @Swozzle English doesn’t have a soft b. We pronounce our “v” entirely different than Spanish speakers do

    • Swozzle
      Swozzle 17 days ago

      But isn’t it the same in English?

      Veh, beh

      Vee, bee

  • Roshan Shingdia
    Roshan Shingdia 8 days ago +12

    I love how they’re are using the letter when they’re talking 😂

  • Plantje 18
    Plantje 18 4 days ago +5

    In Dutch has the sound if a normal leter, so I laughed so hard when I heard French and English for the first time

  • Citadel of winds
    Citadel of winds 5 days ago +30

    I started studying Spanish last year and I was so glad to finally get that explanation for doble uve.

  • Millicent Duke
    Millicent Duke Month ago +4094

    I feel like I’ve gotten used to hearing Spanish, ‘cause the ‘b’ and ‘v’ sounded completely distinct to me. Love that language 🥰

    • ngel
      ngel 5 days ago

      @Ąńđręą y cuál es la diferencia en la pronunciación? jsjsj porque en el español las dos son bilabial

    • ngel
      ngel 5 days ago

      @Maria Ximena Otalora Cordoba that’s because in english and french the “v” and “b” sound different, they are different phonetically. In spanish the difference between “v” and “b” is just reduced to orthography, they sound exactly the same and the RAE confirms it.

    • Manati Powa
      Manati Powa 13 days ago

      @Leila Fainschtein eso es porque nosotros no hacemos esa distinción. No sirve ningún propósito ya que la diferencia es minima, no te sientas mal por no ver la diferencia. Es simplemente que es tan minima e inútil que literalmente la estamos erradicando.

    • Manati Powa
      Manati Powa 13 days ago

      You gonna get so disappointed.
      No one that isnt a Spanish teacher makes the distinction between V and B verbally simply because it serves no purpose whatsoever.
      Spanish is like 2 languages now that I think about it.
      The written one and the spoken one.

    • Óscar bio
      Óscar bio 22 days ago +4

      @Esteban Orozco Maybe that's because you live in Mexico where you have a really heavy English influence from the US. In spain they have the same pronunciation

  • Isabella Mauricio
    Isabella Mauricio 20 days ago +1

    I actually never thought of w as double-u, it makes a lot of sense

  • toby
    toby 17 days ago +9

    it’s even worse when you learn that “U B” is what we call a V, or B Chica (small B)

  • Ana Torres
    Ana Torres 2 days ago +2

    I speak Spanish and this is so freaking accurate 🤣

  • Daniel
    Daniel 19 days ago +27

    I just love how for Spanish he’s saying “It’s not “doble B”, it’s “doble V”.”
    And for his intro character, he’s like 😐

    • monkey
      monkey 15 days ago

      @Daniel yes i know.

    • Daniel
      Daniel 15 days ago

      @monkey Actually, they call ‘b’ big and ‘v’ small.

    • Daniel
      Daniel 15 days ago +1

      @Kyle morey That’s why in Spanish, they call ‘b’ big and ‘v’ small.

    • monkey
      monkey 18 days ago +1

      In spanish, the u v thing its to difference the b from v.

    • Kyle morey
      Kyle morey 18 days ago +1

      The best part is that you can't hear the difference between v and b in Spanish anyway. They are the same phoneme.

  • J.C.L. Eagan
    J.C.L. Eagan Month ago +2044

    Fun fact; w as a letter actually is two u’s and v’s combined. See in Latin, v and u were the same letter, v. This v was pronounced as u between consonants, and as w before vowels. Over time the w pronunciation become v in Latin and it’s descendants. So v was pronounced as oo in pool and v as in veal. The Germanic languages meanwhile, still had a w sound, and to write it, they placed two v’s together.

    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

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      TheXvid: なくなって
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    • المشاهد العادي
      المشاهد العادي Month ago

      Yes, In persian and urdo the V and U are the same letter. Which is و. Recently, they add a new letter for the v, which is ڤ, but nobody use it, I can't even write it by the keybord, so I copy and paste it.
      This similarity effected the Hebrew Launguage as well, since most of them are Khazars.
      In Hebrew they used ו for U and בֿ for V (not בּ⁠‎ wich is B). However, Khazars used the u and v as the same letter, which made V in Hebrew names that are originally not V but U, like in "David", which written like this דוד (DUD) in Hebrew, but pronounced the way you know. While in Arabic they don't use the V anyway, so they still call the name as it used to be: Dawood (داود / DAUD).

    • Bongovec
      Bongovec Month ago

      @「JustSimpleCherry」 do you not know what a joke is

    • G A M E R
      G A M E R Month ago


    • m babu
      m babu Month ago

      I wanted to know the exact reason for this I finally got it thx

  • Darth Frosty
    Darth Frosty 6 days ago

    For anyone curious in some linguistics in latin there is no W instead V makes the sound that W does in english. And V was used as W as well. So V evolved into V U and W. From latin. Very cool.

  • Yeremi Figueroa Reyes
    Yeremi Figueroa Reyes 19 days ago +3

    We also call it "doble U", and we call V "U-V" because in some places were the dialect is different

  • Killua _simp
    Killua _simp 14 days ago +2

    I’m salvdorian and it’s always been “doble u” like “doble oo” but it’s also very funny and I love it

  • Émile Paquette
    Émile Paquette 18 days ago

    Lmao I’m trilingual and those 3 are always so funny to me become I learned that some time ago

  • Sushirolle 24
    Sushirolle 24 Month ago +3603

    Germans: "we're gonna call it Veh."
    "but ... thats a V"
    "What do you call V then?"

    i have no idea.

  • Martin Eriksson
    Martin Eriksson 18 days ago

    Although it exists in the Swedish alphabet, W, as well as Q, are rarely used outside names (Wilma etc or surnames like Qvist)

  • Sparko317
    Sparko317 16 days ago

    V and B sound so different to me. My parents nailed that into my mind as a kid.

  • Adrian Martinez Dorsett

    "V" and "B" are supposed to make the exact same sound, and the original name for "v" is "uve", which is still used in Spain. Latin America is heavily influenced by the USA and other languages in these kinds of things, but the RAE is supposed to make the rules since it's a prescriptive language.

  • 77Staers
    77Staers 17 days ago +1

    Siempre oí que la distinción b-v en español es minoritaria, no algo general, puesto que se perdió hace mucho tiempo. Por eso la gente siempre se confunde a la hora de poner b o v, igual que a la hora de poner y o ll que les sucede algo similar. Se me hace súper raro oírla aquí lmao

    • Manati Powa
      Manati Powa 13 days ago

      Los extranjeros aun aprenden ese tipo de cosas cuando se ponen a aprender español, aunque sean cosas bobas que ya ni se usan.

  • fer
    fer Month ago +2097


    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

      18歳以上の場合 ( ˘ ³˘)♥⤵️ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ❣️ AISHITE.TOKYO/yahiko?HDRCam私のヌードセックス

      TheXvid: これは大丈夫です
      誰か: 「ヘック」と言う
      TheXvid: なくなって
      #しかし #わたし #私は愛する #そのような #漁師 #面白い #楽しい #若い女性 #面白い #垃圾

    • fer
      fer Month ago +2

      por q tanto like

    • °{jellyberry}°
      °{jellyberry}° Month ago

      I stole that from the first comment on this comment

    • sarahcelly
      sarahcelly Month ago +5

      @Zak Kimball google translate does

    • Zak Kimball
      Zak Kimball Month ago +2

      No hablo ingles

  • Animation  Nation
    Animation Nation 18 days ago

    I love how Spanish was saying V and B over and over because I had to go through that too in Spanish class and now I find it funny 😂

  • Mike C.p.
    Mike C.p. 17 days ago +4

    In Indonesia we say it like "way" without saying the "y".
    Sounds easy here :v

  • Severinsen
    Severinsen 5 days ago

    I had Spanish for 5 years.
    Nice to know it finally paid off 😂

  • Abby
    Abby 19 days ago +3

    i always learned that w in spanish was pronounced “doble oo”

    • Manati Powa
      Manati Powa 13 days ago

      You mean "doble u".
      I know oo in English sounds like a u in Spanish so yeah.

  • Ryan Bidwell
    Ryan Bidwell Month ago +1555

    It is actually called a "double u" for a very valid reason.

    In Old English we dropped the runic alphabet and converted to the Latin alphabet instead. We originally had the letter "wynn" which was based off of a rune of the same name because Latin did not have a letter to make the "w" sound (One of two runic based letters at the time, both of which have since been discarded. Thorn [Þ þ] is the other; Thorn ia actually still used in the Icelandic alphabet.) Wynn was then replaced by "uu". Very slowly over a long period of time this "uu" merged, first being written with the tails crossing and then finally being formed into a seperate letter entirely but it never recieved a new name. It is still named after it's origin of "uu".

    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

      18歳以上の場合 ( ˘ ³˘)♥⤵️ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ❣️ AISHITE.TOKYO/yahiko?HDRCam私のヌードセックス

      TheXvid: これは大丈夫です
      誰か: 「ヘック」と言う
      TheXvid: なくなって
      #しかし #わたし #私は愛する #そのような #漁師 #面白い #楽しい #若い女性 #面白い #垃圾

    • Lazy._.Nugget._.
      Lazy._.Nugget._. Month ago

      Um I already know this-

    • Carls
      Carls Month ago

      @Ryan Bidwell wait a minute this makes me double chat ;>

    • Carls
      Carls Month ago


    • Ryan Bidwell
      Ryan Bidwell Month ago

      @naly202 I've never heard that, but to my knowledge the letter "w" did not exist in Old English. Old English used either the letter "wynn" or "uu" for the sound that modern "w" makes depending on time and region.

  • dan j
    dan j 2 days ago +1

    Adding "two pájaros, one stone" to my encyclopedia of Spanglish phrases

  • Thalenyan Thale
    Thalenyan Thale 5 days ago

    I love your videos. But about spanish, we call the V "uve", so we call W "uve doble". And it's true that long ago the "v" had a "f"-like pronunciation, but nowadays there is no diferences between "b" and "v".

  • Guillermo Crucci
    Guillermo Crucci 7 days ago

    En realidad en español la diferencia entre la pronunciación de V y B es inexistente, la diferencia de pronunciación depende de dónde se ubica la letra en la palabra, no por la letra con la que se escribe. Para investigar más sobre esto, recomiendo el canal de Liguriosa.

    In fact, the difference in pronunciation between V and B doesn't exist. The pronunciation is based in where the letter is located, not in what letter that's spelled.
    To know more about this, I recommend the TheXvid channel called "Linguriosa", it's in Spanish but I think has subtitles.

    In realtà la differenza nella pronuncia delle lettere V e B in spagnolo non esiste. La pronuncia depende della posizione della lettera nella parola, non della lettera con la che è scritta la parola.
    Per investigare più, raccomando il canale "Linguriosa". È in spagnolo ma credo che ha sottotitole.
    Il mio italiano non è più buono perché sono imparando la lingua hahaha

  • grace
    grace 11 days ago

    This is hilarious 🤣

  • Grant Salvador
    Grant Salvador Month ago +1119

    This man is a literal legend. He acts so many different characters at the same time with their own different personalities. Give him the Oscar boys! 😆

    • Muskan Mundra
      Muskan Mundra 24 days ago

      @Ntombizonke Shezi I think you don't know how to talk

    • Muskan Mundra
      Muskan Mundra 24 days ago

      @Cat God Yawn X2 What the fuck...what you want to say...say clearly

    • Muskan Mundra
      Muskan Mundra 24 days ago

      @Rahil Shaikh Mohammad if you think that his content is not decent then nobody have decent content. No offence bolke Bach jaate ho. I think you should get checked to the doctor. And one more thing cursing is just a way to express feelings nobody is there in the world who don't curse and I think you are a kid

    • Cat God Yawn X2
      Cat God Yawn X2 25 days ago

      @Muskan Mundra r

    • Mary Gastonguay
      Mary Gastonguay 27 days ago


  • oreosandmilk
    oreosandmilk 17 days ago

    two pájaros one stone got me 😂💀

  • Taylor Britt
    Taylor Britt 11 days ago

    "Two pájaros one stone" killed me for some reason 😂

  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa C. 15 days ago

    Haha this is so much funnier when you speak Spanish like me 😂

  • Baitik Krasavela
    Baitik Krasavela 11 days ago

    You can’t even realize how I’m enjoying ur videos 🤣🤣🤣

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Month ago +4460

    Literally some of the funniest videos I ever seen in my life

    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

      18歳以上の場合 ( ˘ ³˘)♥⤵️ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ❣️ AISHITE.TOKYO/yahiko?HDRCam私のヌードセックス

      TheXvid: これは大丈夫です
      誰か: 「ヘック」と言う
      TheXvid: なくなって
      #しかし #わたし #私は愛する #そのような #漁師 #面白い #楽しい #若い女性 #面白い #垃圾

    • Empire Movies
      Empire Movies Month ago

      This is a stupid video

    • alice chengo
      alice chengo Month ago

    • Jad Zenati
      Jad Zenati Month ago +2

      And that's super sad my guy

    • Henrique Moura
      Henrique Moura Month ago +4

      That's kinda sad

  • Dushanthie Dushanthie
    Dushanthie Dushanthie 17 days ago +1

    I just love how there are already using that letter to tell the sentences

  • Onyx Dragon
    Onyx Dragon 13 days ago

    In Spanish from where I'm from we say "Doble U" (U is pronounced like "ooh").
    Usually "Doble V" is either used by those who speak the Spanish from Spain, or fancy folk.

  • JB R
    JB R 9 days ago

    The difference between the pronunciation of B and V in Spanish is a mystery to every non-Spanish speaker I've ever met

  • El Michi Táctico
    El Michi Táctico 9 days ago +1

    I'm Spanish and I have never called the double U "doble B" , I think that it's called "doble B" in some south American countries, in Spain we call it "V doble". Pronounced "Uve doble"

  • Jan Rupert Alfeche
    Jan Rupert Alfeche Month ago +1703

    Germans be like "It's just VEH. No need for the "double" part!" 😂

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      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

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    • Absolute Beauty
      Absolute Beauty Month ago

      @Linde Muller yeah we say it like how English people say we and with and why and basically how they say the "w" in words

    • TheCosplayCrafter
      TheCosplayCrafter Month ago

      Then V is FAU.

    • C17 ByKenshi
      C17 ByKenshi Month ago

      Germans are the height of efficiency so we don’t bother with the double part

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      Axeloth Month ago


  • G X
    G X 16 days ago

    Did not know how the w sound in English comes. "Double u" makes a lot of sense to me now.

  • JellyBobek
    JellyBobek 8 days ago

    It's not a mistake ✨ IT'S MASTERPIECE ✨

  • Sizan Yousif
    Sizan Yousif 15 days ago

    I always thought of (double u) and no one realized finally someone who understands 😂

  • Serafim Barbu
    Serafim Barbu 17 days ago

    As a romanian i can understand the difference between the spanish “b” and “v”.

  • yilla Krouwer
    yilla Krouwer Month ago +1217

    "Dutch, what do you want to call it?"
    "Well, I was thinking of 'wee'."
    "Wee? Seriously?!"
    "Super serious."

    • Winifrix
      Winifrix 19 days ago

      @ZAYDANSENPAI oh my god i didnt think people would remember that

    • Mark Hugelier
      Mark Hugelier 19 days ago

      I was gonna say this (I'm from Belgium and talk flemish and Dutch)

    • BiChocoBean
      BiChocoBean 19 days ago

      LMAO I WAS GONNA COMMENT THAT😂😂😂😂 I AM DYINNGG (when dutch for once makes sense belike)

    • Tymen
      Tymen 19 days ago

      @kim's trash apps 2 yeah? guess why that is...

    • Sebastian Schöfl
      Sebastian Schöfl 20 days ago +2

      Germany to Austria: „Write zhat down, write zhat down!“

  • T.J. Snyder
    T.J. Snyder 14 days ago +1

    English used to write to u’s to get the “w” sound, and “u’s” in Latin looked like “v.”

  • AndiWGuitarPlay
    AndiWGuitarPlay 8 days ago

    You're so funny ... thanks for Entertainment 👍🤣

  • jelly cat😎
    jelly cat😎 8 days ago

    It's not a mistake ✨ ITS A MASTERPIECE ✨

  • Albert Calle
    Albert Calle 5 days ago

    Actually there’s a misunderstanding with the spanish one. It’s not that we call it “double u-v”, it’s just that in Spain we refer to the “v” letter as “uve” and to “b” as “be”, whereas in the other spanish speaking countries they refer to these letters as “ve” and “be” respectively (yea the difference in sound is very little) , so we actually say it like the french

  • ThePugLord18
    ThePugLord18 28 days ago +513

    The history of the W starts with it actually being double V, English named it appropriately, but it was both two hard to draw and say, so people started to draw it with rounded points and named it the double-u

    • Losers take the bait
      Losers take the bait 16 days ago

      @Ivy Rose Most of the writing and reading studies I found while researching the whole myth that video games cause eye problems. (They don't by the way, all evidence shows that that actually greatly improve target acquisition and hand eye coordination.) The rest is just what recorded history says about the letter's origin.

    • Ivy Rose
      Ivy Rose 17 days ago

      @Losers take the bait Why do you know all of this? That’s probably going to sound rude when you read, but I’m honestly impressed with your knowledgeable and curious why you know it. Unless you made it all up. Then, kudos for making it sound legit. Lol

    • Losers take the bait
      Losers take the bait 17 days ago

      @Ignemuton This isn't entirely true either. Most of what you said is pure speculation that cannot be proven. As is the case with most things pertaining to the origin ns of a word or letter. We don't know the exact story, but your side is no more right than what the original person said.

    • Ignemuton
      Ignemuton 18 days ago

      This is actually not entirely correct.
      You see originally U and V werent distinct, you could write either of them and it could make either U, W or V sound depending on its location in the word in latin.
      However during the early medieval period the sounds /w/ (which was spelled as V) and the sound /b/ (which was spelled as B) transformed both into /β/ (very similar to the modern day v in the word "*v*ery")
      Because now germanic speakers had no symbol to represent the sound /w/.
      In order to represent said sound they wrote VV or UU (remember the two shapes were not distinct yet), because of this writers of old high german and old english called the digraph uu "double u".
      However the english made their own symbol for it (wynn ƿ which derrived from nordic runes)
      Eventually when the normans who spoke french invaded them, they reintroduced the idea of the "doube u" (uu).
      Whether it was VV or UU changed depending on the font but eventually by the 14th century it would be considered its own separate letter.
      In middle high german the sound /w/ eventually became the same sound as modern V which is why they use W to represent V.

    • Losers take the bait
      Losers take the bait 18 days ago

      @Ceridwynn Haven Drawing sharp edges puts way more strain on your wrist and other joints than drawing soft edges. Historically, people had to write everything down by hand. They didn't have modern keyboards. So writing sharply curved letters all day would lead to permanent wrist damage over time. Same happens with reading. Reading sharp jagged letters strains the eyes way more than reading soft letters. Our bodies are not built for sharp mechanical movements.

  • Loessoee Bruh
    Loessoee Bruh 3 days ago +1

    “Netherlands, what ya gonna do?”
    Thinking 🤔 “ should we go with the rest?”
    “Nahh, we’ll use it like it’s used in words “w” (wee)”
    “Kay, good luck learning people that shit”

    • Der Hauser
      Der Hauser 2 days ago

      Germany: Wait a minute, we say it the same way like netherlands. What's that "double" shit?

  • Jimin's angel heart
    Jimin's angel heart 12 days ago

    The way I can clearly hear the difference clearly. My ancestors must be proud of me

  • Elde_Bro
    Elde_Bro 3 days ago

    It’s Not A Mistake✨It’s A Masterpiece

  • iMel
    iMel 5 days ago

    Knowing spanish this is actually hilarious cuz I can 110% tell the difference but at the same time I cant 😂

  • Lenathefirst _
    Lenathefirst _ Month ago +1426

    I’ve heard all three in Spanish and that’s so funny to me. I grew up with “doble V” I’ve hear “U doble” “doble uve” and “uve doble.” This language has three words for everything.

    • Ana Mundaray
      Ana Mundaray Month ago

      I'll invoque the "doble v" crew ! XD

    • Guillermo Reloba López
      Guillermo Reloba López Month ago

      @Neko Nyu My friend we are way too much Spanish-speaking countries to list them all ☺ I tried to pick four of the furthest apart.

    • Leon 430
      Leon 430 Month ago

      Uve doble

    • Meical2405
      Meical2405 Month ago +1

      I'm Spanish and I call it uve doble (uve is v in Spanish)

    • Neko Nyu
      Neko Nyu Month ago

      @Guillermo Reloba López you forget the chilean.

  • Josh Bridges
    Josh Bridges 17 days ago

    As an ancient Greek. It hurts to see you miss-pronounce "omega"

  • Dom Valencia
    Dom Valencia 14 days ago

    With my family, “W” in Spanish we call it
    “Doble Oo”
    In even in my Spanish class they said “Doble Oo”

  • Bandu
    Bandu 2 days ago

    muy bien la "v" y la "B" son muy diferentes la "v" se pronuncia "Uve" y la "Be" y la "w" se pronuncia "doble v" se usa en palabras como wey weon etc. asi que espero que traduzcan esto youtube o ustedes los que lo lean esto

  • Adrià MT
    Adrià MT 20 days ago

    I'm from Spain and here we also call it UVE-DOBLE (V-DOBLE). And the leter 'v' is not only spelled 'be', it can also be spelled like 'uve'.

  • Riceman
    Riceman Month ago +1332

    Wish I could speak more languages! 💚

    • Clima-xx🔞👇
      Clima-xx🔞👇 Month ago

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    • HyperLord
      HyperLord Month ago


    • Imperial Histati
      Imperial Histati Month ago

      No you should set up more rice businesses.🤔

      *Ama watch yo videos now*

    • Lucky Cyril
      Lucky Cyril Month ago +1

      1 language ?

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  • It's me, actually
    It's me, actually 7 days ago

    Loic, do you fluently speak all of these languages?

  • FriedYoutube
    FriedYoutube 10 days ago

    fun fact: the "w" sound was originally written with two U's

  • B B
    B B 19 days ago +4

    If that’s how others say “W”, how did Portuguese came up with "dáblio”?

  • Wesley Thomas
    Wesley Thomas 19 days ago +4

    It's literally two "V"'s and some eedjit thought they were "U"'s
    What looks more like "W,"
    VV or UU?

  • Disruptor 6
    Disruptor 6 Month ago +1068

    It's always been so funny to me how the letter "W" is pronounced so weirdly in multiple languages 😂

    • Hanie
      Hanie Month ago +1

      @Xenon because it doesn't show the hours
      but this comment was first

    • Xenon
      Xenon Month ago

      @Hanieit just says 1 day for me

    • Hanie
      Hanie Month ago +1

      @Xenon this comment was first by two hours

    • Daniel Sultana
      Daniel Sultana Month ago

      In Maltese it's the sound it makes

    • Xenon
      Xenon Month ago

      When you steal a comment and still get likes

    MELAKU 15 days ago

    The face at the end. Hysterical

  • Min Min
    Min Min 6 days ago +1

    Double U is how I say it although some Spanish speakers say it in different ways

  • Karmen ; - ;
    Karmen ; - ; 15 days ago

    W's actually have their own sound in my language,Its like v but in a accent idk-
    Quite complicated actually

  • MKG176
    MKG176 14 days ago

    They're both right. They took 2 U's and smushed em so hard they done broke and folded into V's. Big alpha doesn't want you to hear this.

  • Omega Ruiz
    Omega Ruiz 19 days ago

    Italian: Double-who

    (I know that when using foreign words it’s called “doppia vi/vu” but it doesn’t exist in their actual alphabet)

  • Oliver Cole
    Oliver Cole 11 days ago

    I’m convinced this man hasn’t take that jacket off since the start of time

  • Cozy Ghostling
    Cozy Ghostling 16 days ago +1

    As someone who took both french and spanish its the same thing lol (french is kinda like cursive spanish due to both being "romantic languages")

  • Minoru Mineta
    Minoru Mineta 4 days ago +1

    More like one bird, two stones...😂

  • Myrillya
    Myrillya Month ago +836

    In German, this letter (w) is called "ve" like you'd pronounce the beginning of the word "vélo" (bike) in French. For learners of English it's always a bit confusing because what we know as a "w" is in English a "v".

    The letter "v" is called "fau" and is sometimes pronounced like a "f" (Vater - father, Vogel - bird) and sometimes like a v (Vase - vase, Vanille - vanilla).

    Edit: Someone corrected my example, I've changed it. ;)

    • Ruby Bailor
      Ruby Bailor Month ago

      @Buuhan yes I was taught that on my German 1 class at the beginning of the year. Our teacher told us that if we forgot a word to just hope they speak English haha

    • Buuhan
      Buuhan Month ago

      @Ruby Bailor Kein Problem. Did you know that in modern Germany you can easily get around with speaking English? But it depends on the region and what person you're talking to. It's just not like in France or some other European countries where they don't want to speak anything other than French. Most young people here even use English very often as a kind of bonus to German.

    • Ruby Bailor
      Ruby Bailor Month ago

      @Buuhan Es geht mir sehr gute danke (autocorrect is being annoying so some things might be spelled wrong sorry)

    • Buuhan
      Buuhan Month ago

      @Ruby Bailor Mir geht es super! Und dir?

    • BigMax Mer
      BigMax Mer Month ago

      Yeah short version: w=v only w is softer

  • diggory's corner
    diggory's corner 12 days ago

    Here in Mexico, we say "doble u" and yes, us spanish speakers always understand the difference between "b" and "v" 😂

  • elzapi
    elzapi 9 days ago


  • Zoe-Paz Vázquez González

    No se hace diferencia entre la pronunciacion de la B y la V, en cualquier caso al hablar de ellas se dice /bé/ y /uve/

  • Hoslynrg
    Hoslynrg 14 days ago

    As a latin american, i can confirm there's a diference between V and B

  • StevenRud
    StevenRud 23 days ago +452

    Really, you’re just simply AWESOME!!!!! You can’t imagine how much we laugh our asses off, this is SO fresh, so intelligent and hilariously funny. Your videos are just perfect and genuinely clever!!! Wishing you all happy holidays and a hopefully delightful 2022. Stay healthy!👍🏻😎

  • Ivan B
    Ivan B 5 days ago +1

    In the Spanish from Spain it isnt "doble v", we say "uve" when we say v and its not "doble uve" its "uve doble"

  • Valentina Zuluaga
    Valentina Zuluaga 10 days ago

    I call the letter W “doble u”, I’m from Colombia and like the formal way of saying it is “Doble V”, but almost no one calls it that

  • the boss of games
    the boss of games 17 days ago

    As someone who is taking Spanish I can honestly relate v sounds like b j sounds like h. H is always silent ch is it's own letter .

  • Tursiops
    Tursiops 6 days ago

    I am Spanish. I honestly never thought about the fact that we actually call that a "double u-v" 😆

  • Sheryl Cohen
    Sheryl Cohen Month ago +673

    Loic has taken the insanity of learning English and French to new heights!!! He is hysterical!!

    I am so proud of my former kindergarten student!!!

  • ꧁•Honey•꧂
    ꧁•Honey•꧂ 16 days ago

    "smushed" sounds so funny lmfao🤣