k

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Translingual[edit]

Letter k.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER K
Codepoint U+006B
j ← Basic Latin → l
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Letter[edit]

k lower case (upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Other representations of K:

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

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k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations west of the Mississippi river.
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Number[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

k (plural ks or k's)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
  2. (computing) A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
  3. (colloquial) kilometre or kilometres.
    We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.
  4. (colloquial) thousand or thousands.
    Just about 65 k of Jack's full salaray comes from servicing the Baker account.
  5. The SI measurement value of 1,000
Derived terms[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

k

  1. See K
  2. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of okay. (Also spelled 'kay.)

Derived terms[edit]


Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

k lower case (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (before a vowel or a voiceless consonant) IPA(key): [k]
  • (before a voiced consonant) IPA(key): [ɡ]
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: j
  • Next letter: l

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ko or ka and written in the Latin script.

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Abbreviation[edit]

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).

Synonyms[edit]

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Italian[edit]

Letter[edit]

k m, f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Letter[edit]

K

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

k (with dative)

  1. to

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The eleventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kɔː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/, /ç/

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The eleventh letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lowercase, capital K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Mostly used in foreign words to represent the phoneme /k/. Preceded by j and followed by l.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. The 15th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by j and followed by l.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ka (see usage notes)

Preposition[edit]

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. to
  2. towards
Synonyms[edit]
  • ka (see usage notes)
Usage notes[edit]

Although both k and ka can be used synonymously, k must take the alternative form ka in the following environment:

  • before /k, g, h/:
    ka gradu - to the city
    ka gore - towards above
    ka hladu - toward the shade

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Conjunction[edit]

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun[edit]

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Swedish alphabet, called and written in the Latin script. Pronounced /k/ in front of a, o, u and å and /ɕ/ in front of e, i, y, ä and ö (some loan words might ignore this rule).

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ke and written in the Latin script.

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