к

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Translingual[edit]

Cirila-к-minuskla.svg
к U+043A, к
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER KA
й
[U+0439]
Cyrillic л
[U+043B]
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Letter[edit]

к (upper case К)

  1. A letter of the Cyrillic script, called ka.

Letter[edit]

к (upper case К)

  1. A letter of the Old Cyrillic script, called kako.

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Abkhaz[edit]

Letter[edit]

к () (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Abkhaz alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Avar[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Avar alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Bashkir[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Bashkir alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Belarusian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Belarusian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Bulgarian alphabet, called къ (k), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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Buryat[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Buryat alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Chechen[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Chechen alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Chuvash[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Chuvash alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Dungan[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Dungan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Kalmyk[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Kalmyk alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Kazakh[edit]

Cyrillic к (k)
Arabic ك
Latin k

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Kazakh alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Kyrgyz[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (q) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Kyrgyz alphabet, called ка (qa), and written in the Cyrillic script.

Usage notes[edit]

The phoneme /k/ becomes /q/ when adjacent to back vowels (а (a), о (o), у (u), and ы (ı)) in non-loanwords. In loanwords, it is always /k/.

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Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Macedonian alphabet, called ка (ka), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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Mongolian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Mongolian alphabet, called ка (ka), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. A letter of the Old Church Slavonic alphabet, called како (kako), and written in the Old Cyrillic script.

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Ossetian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Ossetian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Romanian[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Moldovan alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k], [kʲ], [ɡ]
  • (file)

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Russian alphabet, called ка (ka), and written in the Cyrillic script.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [k] (before vowels, voiceless consonants and half of voiced consonants)
  • IPA(key): [ɡ] (before the voiced consonants б (b), г (g), д (d), ж (ž) and з (z))
  • IPA(key): [kə] (when pausing to think)
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

к (k) (+ dative case)

  1. to, toward
    к до́муk dómuto the house
    к бра́туk brátuto (my) brother
    ко мнеko mneto me
  2. by, for (of time)
    ко вто́рникуko vtórnikuby Tuesday, for Tuesday
  3. against (change of position)
    к стене́k stenéagainst the wall
Usage notes[edit]

ко (ko) is used before words beginning with certain awkward consonant clusters such as мн- (mn-), вс- (vs-), вт- (vt-), and сн- (sn-).

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of кило- (kilo-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

к (k)

  1. k, kilo- (x 1000)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (lower case, upper case К, Latin spelling k)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ка (See usage notes)

Preposition[edit]

к (Latin spelling k) (+ dative case)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes[edit]

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

  • before /к, г, х/:
    ка граду - to the city
    ка горе - towards above
    ка хладу - toward the shade

Tajik[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Tajik alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Tatar[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Tatar alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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Ukrainian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Ukrainian alphabet, called ка (ka), and written in the Cyrillic script.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

к (k) (+ dative case) (dated)

  1. to, toward
  2. by, for (of time)
  3. against (change of position)

Alternative forms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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Uzbek[edit]

Letter[edit]

к (k) (lower case, upper case К)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Uzbek alphabet, written in the Cyrillic script.

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