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Translingual

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Letter

k (upper case K)

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

Pronunciation

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):
    (file)

Symbol

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

k

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

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Other representations of K:


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

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

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

From kilo-

Noun

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

Etymology 3

Clipping of OK.

Interjection

k

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

Usage notes

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

References

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

Derived terms


Afar

Letter

k

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

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Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter

k lower case (upper case K)

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

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

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

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

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *k?(n).

Pronunciation

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

Preposition

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

Synonyms

Further reading


Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

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

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

See also

Conjunction

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).)
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Synonyms

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Estonian

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Pronunciation

Letter

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

Pronunciation

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

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Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

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

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Usage notes

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Gothic

Romanization

k

  1. Romanization of ?

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Declension

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

Pronunciation

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

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

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Italian

Letter

k f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin

Letter

k

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

Proper noun

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k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Latvian

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Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. M?lenbahs, 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

Letter

K

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called k? and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian

Pronunciation

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

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Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *k?(n).

Pronunciation

Preposition

k (with dative)

  1. to

Lushootseed

Pronunciation

Letter

k

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

Malay

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Maltese

Pronunciation

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

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Norwegian

Pronunciation

Letter

k

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

Usage notes


Portuguese

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

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

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation

Letter

k (Cyrillic spelling ?)

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

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

  • ka (see usage notes)

Preposition

k (Cyrillic spelling ?) (+ dative case)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes

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 ku?i - to/towards home
    ka gradu - to/towards the city
    ka hladu - to/towards the shade
  • before consonant clusters with emphasis on /k, g, h/:
    ka ?koli - to/towards school
    ka zgradi - to/towards the building
    ka hladu - to/towards the shade
Synonyms
  • ka (see usage notes)

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

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Spanish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Conjunction

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
Phoneme

Letter

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 /?/ in front of e, i, y, ä and ö (some loan words might ignore this rule).

Turkish

Letter

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

Pronunciation

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

See also


Zulu

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

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