Spanish words that start with ‘W’

Spanish does not typically use words that start with the letter “W” in native vocabulary, as this letter is not an basic part of the standard Spanish alphabet. Words that start with “W” are usually loanwords from other languages, particularly English. As a result, there are very few Spanish words accepted by the RAE that start with “W”. Actually, those words are a rarity in the Spanish language, constituting a mere 0.02% of its vocabulary.

List of some Spanish words starting with ‘W’

Spanish WordEnglish Meaning
WhiskyWhisky
WaterpoloWaterpolo
WindsurfWindsurf
WebWeb
WolframioTungsten
WesternWestern
WiFiWiFi
Walkie-talkieWalkie-talkie

Please note that these words are not originally Spanish and are typically used in the same form in both languages. Spanish generally adapts foreign words to its phonetic and spelling rules.

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