Focus on the pronunciation of southwest
English definition of “southwest”
/ˌsɑʊθˈwest/ n [U] (abbreviation S.W.)
› the direction between south and west, or the part of an area or country that is in this direction: He’s currently living in the Southwest. southwestern
/ˌsɑʊθˈwes·tərn/ adj [not gradable] (abbreviation S.W.) › She grew up in southwestern Ohio.