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Naming the letters “b”, “v” and “w” in Spanish

 

Learn how  the letters “b”, “v” and “w” are called in Spanish. Your teacher today is the sometimes-uptight linguistic, know-it-all Juan Carlos. But he is here to help.

 

Read the script here:

Hola, amigo lingüísta. ¿Qué haces?
Hello, my Linguist friend. What are you doing?

Leo un libro, “B de bestias” de Grafton Sue.
I am reading a book, “B de bestias” by Grafton Sue.

¡Ah!, ¡qué título más extraño! ¿be alta o be baja?
Ah!, what a strange title! “be alta” or a “be baja”?

“BE”, ahora se recomienda llamar a esta letra solamente “BE”.
“BE”, now it´s recommended to only call this letter “BE”.

¿Sabías que en la actualidad las letras “be”, “uve” y “uve doble” no tienen más que un solo nombre?
Did you know that nowadays the letters “b”, “v” and “w” have only one name?

Ya no se recomienda decir: “be alta” o “be baja” o “be doble”, aunque todavía hay mucha gente que usa estos nombres.
It is not recommended to say: “be alta” or “be baja” or “double be”, although there are still many people using these names.

El libro que estoy leyendo se llama “BE” de bestias, no “UVE” de bestias, y es una intrigante novela policíaca. Te la recomiendo.
The book I’m reading is called “BE” de bestias, not “V” de bestias, and is an intriguing police story. I recommend it.

Mmm… ¡qué interesante! Gracias por el dato.
Mmm …How interesting! Thanks for the tip.

 

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