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LATIN SMALL LETTER K
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TranslingualEdit

 
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LetterEdit

k (upper case K)

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):
    (file)

SymbolEdit

 
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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

NounEdit

k

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

GalleryEdit

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Other representations of K:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K, plural ks or 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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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

From kilo-

NounEdit

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 termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of OK.

InterjectionEdit

k

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

Usage notesEdit

"k" usually implies apathy or anger towards the statement it is responding to,[1] in a less emphatic way than "K".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Youthsplaining: You’ve Been Texting the Word “Okay” Wrong”, in Inside Hook[1], 19 July 2019

Derived termsEdit


AfarEdit

LetterEdit

k

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

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AzerbaijaniEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

LetterEdit

k lower case (upper case K)

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

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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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ChineseEdit

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

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

Usage notesEdit

This preposition is followed by the dative case.

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • k in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • k in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: j
  • Next letter: l
  • 'k

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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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ConjunctionEdit

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).
    • 2003 January 13, Sebastian Hartwig, “Re: 'Ghisdate pri Esperanto' hodiau en la boksmala”, in soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet[2], 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).)
      SAS is really just an airline of those three countries. (the Faroe Islands and Greenland belong to Denmark, Iceland has its own company Loftleidir (besides a newer Viking Air).)

SynonymsEdit

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

EstonianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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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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FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (upper case K)

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

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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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NounEdit

k

  1. (housing) Abbreviation of keittiö (kitchen).

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

FulaEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Usage notesEdit

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

k

  1. Romanization of 𐌺

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

DeclensionEdit

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

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • k 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

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

k (upper case K)

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

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IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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ItalianEdit

LetterEdit

k f (invariable)

  1. see under K

LatinEdit

LetterEdit

k

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

LatvianEdit

 
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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)

LetterEdit

 
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

LetterEdit

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

LushootseedEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k

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

MalayEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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MalteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /k/
  • IPA(key): /ɡ/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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NorwegianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k

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

Usage notesEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): //ka// invalid IPA characters (//)
  • (file)

LetterEdit

k (upper case K, lower case)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

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PortugueseEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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RomaniEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. (International Standard) The fourteenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The fifteenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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 notesEdit

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See Translingual section.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (uppercase): K

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

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) (+ dative case)

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

Skolt SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (upper case K)

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

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SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

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

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

PronounEdit

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Letter name
Phoneme

LetterEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /c/, /k/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ceː/

LetterEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (upper case K)

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

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YorubaEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Yoruba alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

LetterEdit

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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