The Letter K (The English Alphabet)

The letter K is the eleventh letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the eighth Consonant in The English Alphabet.

As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter K has two versions in the written form.

These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.


The Upper-Case K looks like this:


The Lower-Case K looks like this:


Notice that the only difference between The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case K is the size.  The Lower-Case K is just a smaller version of The Upper-Case K.  You will find that this is the same for quite a few letters in The Alphabet.


The letter K is only pronounced one way in The English language.

Letter K
The Letter K

The Letter K

  • Kangaroo
  • Kite
  • Koala
  • Kitchen
  • King






As you learn The English Language, you will see that the The Letter K is often followed by The Letter N.  When this happens, there is a different pronunciation.

In this situation, The Letter K is silent.  In other words, it is not pronounced.  As in:

  • Knight
  • Knee
  • knife
  • knot
  • knuckle


In all these cases, the words are pronounced as if The Letter K was not there.  In other words, they are pronounced as if the word started with The Letter N.

Next Lesson – Letter L

Following Lesson – Letter M



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