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TranslingualEdit

Letter k.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER K
Codepoint U+006B
j ← Basic Latin → l
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k lower case (upper case K)

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

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Other representations of K:

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Wikipedia

k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.

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Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

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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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NumberEdit

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 2Edit

NounEdit

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
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AbbreviationEdit

k

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

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AzeriEdit

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k lower case (upper case K)

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

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

PronunciationEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

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DutchEdit

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k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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  • Previous letter: j
  • Next letter: l

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EsperantoEdit

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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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AbbreviationEdit

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).

SynonymsEdit

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

FaroeseEdit

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k (upper case K)

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

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ItalianEdit

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k m, f (invariable)

  1. See under K

LatinEdit

AbbreviationEdit

k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

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k

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

LatvianEdit

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia lv

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

(file)

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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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LivonianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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k (upper case K)

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

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Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

k (with dative)

  1. to

MalayEdit

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k

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

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NorwegianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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k

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

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RomanianEdit

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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-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See Translingual section.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (uppercase): K

PronunciationEdit

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k (Cyrillic spelling к)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • ka (see usage notes)

PrepositionEdit

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. to
  2. towards
SynonymsEdit
  • ka (see usage notes)
Usage notesEdit

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 SamiEdit

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k (upper case K)

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

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SpanishEdit

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k (lower case, upper case K)

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

ConjunctionEdit

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

PronounEdit

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

SwedishEdit

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Letter name
Phoneme

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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).

TurkishEdit

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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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TurkmenEdit

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k (upper case K)

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

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