q

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See also: Q, -q, գ, զ, , , Q., and Appendix:Variations of "q"
Letter q.svg
q U+0071, q
LATIN SMALL LETTER Q
p
[U+0070]
Basic Latin r
[U+0072]
U+FF51, q
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER Q

[U+FF50]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF52]

Translingual[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Letter[edit]

q (upper case Q)

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Symbol[edit]

q

  1. (IPA) voiceless uvular plosive.
  2. (physics) electrical charge
  3. (physics) heat
  4. (fluid dynamics) dynamic pressure

Synonyms[edit]

  • (electrical charge): Q
  • (heat): Q

Gallery[edit]

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Other representations of Q:


English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q, plural qs or q's)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.
Usage notes[edit]

The name of this letter is spelled cue or formerly cu.

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Number[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

q

  1. (sports) conditional qualification
  2. question
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin quaque (every).

Determiner[edit]

q

  1. (medicine) Each, every (with a time interval).
    175 mg/m2 q 3 wks
    ("every three weeks").
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Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q lower case (upper case Q)

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

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

Estonian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in foreign words.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords qu is replaced with kv.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

Noun[edit]

q m (plural q)

  1. Abbreviation of quintal.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

Further reading[edit]


Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

q

  1. Romanization of 𐌵

Greenlandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /q/

Letter[edit]

q

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

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈq]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈkuː]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. A letter of the extended Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Declension[edit]

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • q in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (context pronunciation, always found before the letter U) IPA(key): /kw/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kwe/

Letter[edit]

q (upper case Q)

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

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

q (upper case X)

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

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From similarity pronunciation of q in English and -ku in Indonesian.

Pronoun[edit]

q

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of aku.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

q m or f (invariable)

  1. lowercase form of Q

Latin[edit]

Letter[edit]

q

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

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Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʔ/
    • IPA(key): [ʔ] (standard)
    • IPA(key): [q] (dialectal, now especially among the elderly)

Letter[edit]

q (upper case Q)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rare in written Norwegian, only used in a limited number of loanwords.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of quê (what).

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called chiu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used chiefly in loanwords.
  • The digraph qu is pronounced /kw/, /kv/, or /kʲ/.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈku/, [ˈku]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
    Hay un policía en la ruta q mas uso.There's a cop on the route that I use the most.
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of qué (what).
    q paso?What happened?

Zulu[edit]

Letter[edit]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

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