k

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Letter k.svg
k U+006B, k
LATIN SMALL LETTER K
j
[U+006A]
Basic Latin l
[U+006C]
U+FF4B, k
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER K

[U+FF4A]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF4C]

Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):
    (file)

Symbol[edit]

k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.
  2. (geology) the permeability of a material for fluids
  3. (physics) the spring constant of an elastic material
  4. (physics) Boltzmann's constant

Noun[edit]

k

  1. (numbers) Abbreviation of thousand. (1000) (taken from the SI-prefix k- for kilo- meaning 1000's multiplier)
    (finance) €500k = 500,000 Euros

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of K:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K, plural k's)

  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]

From kilo-

Noun[edit]

k (plural ks or k's)

  1. (computing) A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
  2. (computing) A kilobit (more formally kb), especially in measuring Internet connection.
  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 salary comes from servicing the Baker account.
  5. The SI measurement value of 1,000
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of OK.

Interjection[edit]

k

  1. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) OK
    Synonym: 'kay

Derived terms[edit]


Afar[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

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

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter[edit]

k lower case (upper case K)

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

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Basque alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of k – see K (“karaoke; etc.”).
(This character, k, is a variant form of K.)

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]

Further reading[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
  • 'k

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Conjunction[edit]

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).
    • 2003 January 13, Sebastian Hartwig, “Re: 'Ghisdate pri Esperanto' hodiau en la boksmala”, in soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet[1], retrieved 2017-05-17:
      SAS estas ja nur aerkompanio de tiuj tri landoj. (Ferooj k Gr(o)enlando apartenas al Danio, Islando havas propran kompanion Loftleidir (krom pli nova Viking Air).)
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Synonyms[edit]

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Estonian[edit]

Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kaa and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

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

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Finnish alphabet, called koo and written in the Latin script.

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Fula[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

k

  1. Romanization of 𐌺

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈkaː]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative k k-k
accusative k-t k-kat
dative k-nak k-knak
instrumental k-val k-kkal
causal-final k-ért k-kért
translative k-vá k-kká
terminative k-ig k-kig
essive-formal k-ként k-kként
essive-modal
inessive k-ban k-kban
superessive k-n k-kon
adessive k-nál k-knál
illative k-ba k-kba
sublative k-ra k-kra
allative k-hoz k-khoz
elative k-ból k-kból
delative k-ról k-król
ablative k-tól k-któl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
k-é k-ké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
k-éi k-kéi
Possessive forms of k
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. k-m k-im
2nd person sing. k-d k-id
3rd person sing. k-ja k-i
1st person plural k-nk k-ink
2nd person plural k-tok k-itok
3rd person plural k-juk k-ik

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ke/

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

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

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Italian[edit]

Letter[edit]

k f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

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

Proper noun[edit]

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k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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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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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, 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

Lushootseed[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, pronounced as a voiceless velar stop.



Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k

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

Usage notes[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ca or capa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

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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) (+ dative case)

  1. to
  2. towards
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 kućito/towards home
    ka graduto/towards the city
    ka hladuto/towards the shade
  • before consonant clusters with emphasis on /k, g, h/:
    ka školito/towards school
    ka zgradito/towards the building
    ka hladuto/towards the shade
Synonyms[edit]
  • ka (see usage notes)

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (upper case K)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

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Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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