The Arabic letter Kaf ك is the 22nd letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has a unique shape that is not similar to any other Arabic letter. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.
The shapes of the letter Kaf ك:
How to pronounce Kaf ك?
The pronunciation of the letter Kaf ك is the same as the pronunciation of the English letters K and Q. To pronounce Kaf ك, prevent air briefly from leaving your vocal tract when the back of your tongue lifts and presses against the soft palate at the back of your mouth.
Examples of words with Kaf ك:
Here are some examples of the letter Kaf ك at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:
The initial Kaf ك:
The middle Kaf ك:
The terminal Kaf ك:
The letter Kaf ك with the Harakat حركات:
The letter Kaf ك with fat.ha فتحة:
The letter Kaf ك with the Damma ضمة:
The letter Kaf ك with Kasra كسرة:
The letter Kaf ك with Sukuun سكون:
The letter Kaf ك is one of the easy Arabic letters which are not difficult to pronounce, as its sound exists in many other languages. However, some people mix it up with the Arabic letter Qaf ق which is deeper.
FAQ about the letter Kaf ك:
What is the difference between the pronunciation of Qaf ق and Kaf ك?
The pronunciation of Qaf ق is deeper and comes from your throat, while Kaf ك corresponds to K and its pronunciation comes from your mouth.
Is Kaf ك written on or over the line?
Kaf ك is written on the line, but if the following letter is written over the line, you should write Kaf ك over the line as well.
Is Kaf ك a sun or moon letter?
Kaf ك is a moon letter, so the Lam ل in الـ is pronounced when it is followed by Kaf ك.