Russian letter К к

Russian letter: К к

Same look, same sound Order in the alphabet: 12

The Russian letter K, like all the letters we have learned before, will not cause you any trouble.

Pay attention: while in English the sound k can be also achieved with Q and C, in Russian, К is the only letter that makes this sound.

Writing

Printed v.1
К к
Printed v.2
К к
Printed v.3
К к
Cursive
К к
Hand-written
К к

Pronunciation

As in the alphabet
Actual sound
Transcription
[ k ]
How to pronounce
like c in call or k in key
Pronunciation tips

Practice in syllables

  • ка
  • ко

Words with this letter

Audio
With stress marks
кот
Cursive / Hand-written
кот
кот
Transcription / Translation
[ kot ]
cat
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
ток
Cursive / Hand-written
ток
ток
Transcription / Translation
[ tok ]
(electrical) current
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
мак
Cursive / Hand-written
мак
мак
Transcription / Translation
[ mak ]
poppy flower
Pronunciation tips
Audio
With stress marks
молоко́
Cursive / Hand-written
молоко
молоко
Transcription / Translation
[ ma-la-kó ]
milk
Pronunciation tips

Unstressed О sounds like А.

Practice with a worksheet

Practice the hand-written Russian letter К, as well as the syllables and words listed above, with this worksheet: download the worksheet.