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The Spanish “W” does not have a fixed, distinct sound. This is because the “W” only appears in words that are of foreign origin as it is not native to Spanish or to Latin, from which Spanish evolved. The “W” is usually pronounced in a similar way to its pronunciation in the word’s original language and since English is the most common source of foreign words in modern Spanish, the “W” is most frequently pronounced like the English “W” in words such as “walk” or “witch.” 
With some Spanish words of Germanic or English origin, the Spanish “W” is pronounced as if it were a “B”. For example: “water” (toilet) is pronounced “batter”. As a general rule however, if you come across a Spanish word with a “W” and are not sure how it should be pronounced, you can usually give it the typical English “W” pronunciation and be understood.
It should be noted that many native Spanish speakers in certain regions of Spain and Latin America add a “G” sound, like a softer version of the “G” heard in English words such as “go”, before the “W”. For example: “waterpolo” (water polo) is often pronounced “gwaterpolo” and “hawaiano” (Hawaiian) is often pronounced “hagwaiano”. 
I will now give you some examples of Spanish words featuring the “W” pronunciation and I would like you to repeat each word after me paying attention to the distinct “W” sound. If you would like to see the meaning of any words you are unsure of please see the lesson notes.
First let´s practice the pronunciation of the “W” that is similar to the English pronunciation:

Listen and repeat:

Kiwi: kiwi
Whisky/Güisqui: whisky
Waterpolo: water polo
Hawai: Hawai
Washington: Washington
Página web: website
Windsurf: windsurf

Now, let’s practice some words where the “W” is pronounced like a “B”:

Listen and repeat:

Wáter/Váter: toilet
Wolframio: wolfram
Watio/Vatio: watt

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