As you know, Volkswagen is a German car brand. Often, people are having difficulties with the spelling and the pronunciation of the brand. In this article, we’ll teach you how you should spell and pronounce Volkswagen in the correct way.
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How do you spell Volkswagen?
The correct spelling of the word Volkswagen is V-O-L-K-S-W-A-G-E-N. The abbreviation is VW.
IPA phonetic alphabet: ˈvoʊksvɑːɡən, ˈvɒlkswɑːɡən, -wæɡən, ˈfɒlksvɑːɡən.
Volkswagen is often misspelled. These are the most common misspellings:
How do you pronounce Volkswagen in German?
The correct pronunciation of Volkswagen (by a native German) is FOLKSVAAGON.
The letters V and W can cause some confusion for native English speaking VW enthusiasts since the German W is pronounced like the English V. Furthermore, the German V is pronounced like the English F.
VW is pronounced fau (V) vay (W) in German.
What does Volkswagen mean?
The meaning of the word Volkswagen is “People’s Vehicle”, Volk meaning people and wagen meaning vehicle (not just specifically a car; cf. panzerkampfwagen, or “tank”: literally “armored combat vehicle”).
The most iconic Volkswagen vehicle is the VW Beetle. Other popular models are the VW Bus, the Fastback and Notchback.
We hope that this article was useful for you and that you are now able to spell and pronounce Volkswagen in the correct way.