Ú or ú (U with acute) is a Latin letter used in the Czech, Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, and Slovak writing systems. This letter also appears in Dutch, Irish, Occitan, Pinyin, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Galician, and Vietnamese as a variant of the letter "U".
Usage in various languages
Ú/ú is the 34th letter of the Czech alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound. It can only appear as the first letter of the word, except in compound words, such as "trojúhelník" - triangle, which is composed of two words - "troj" which is derived from tři meaning three and "úhel" which means angle.
Ú/ú is the 24th letter of the Faroese alphabet, and may represent the following sounds:
- Short [ʏ] in such words as krúss [kɹʏsː] ("mug", "coffee cup")
- Short [ɪ] before /ɡv/ in such words as kúgv [kɪɡv] ("cow"), but also in brúdleyp [bɹɪdlɛip] ("bridal")
- Long [ʉu] diphthong in úti [ʉuːtɪ] ("out"), hús [hʉuːs] ("house"), jú [jʉuː] ("but"),
Ú/ú is the 36th letter of the Hungarian alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.
Ú/ú is the 25th letter of the Icelandic alphabet, and represents a /u/ sound.
In Pinyin (Mandarin Chinese transliterated to Latin), Ú/ú represents a "U" vowel sound of the second (rising) tone.
Ú/ú is the 39th letter of the Slovak alphabet, and represents a /uː/ sound.
In Portuguese, the "ú" isn't considered a letter, but the letter "u" with an accent. It is used to denote an "u" syllable with abnormal stress.
Ú/ú is used in words like "Menú", "Virtú", and "Gioventú".