Did you know that Spanish words that start with K are just borrowed words from other languages? In the Spanish language, we use the letter C instead of K. But, here are some words in the Spanish language that are exceptions. Let’s get to know them below!
Spanish Words That Start With K (in Alphabetical Order)
- (Noun) A kaleidoscopio or kaleidoscope is a tube with multi-colored mirrors inside. These mirrors create mesmerizing patterns with every turn of the tube.
- Example: Tengo un kaleidoscopio. ¡Es genial!
- English: I got a kaleidoscope. It’s amazing!
- (Noun) The Kamikaze is a Japanese aircraft used in World War II. It also means “divine wind.”
- Example: Necesito escribir un ensayo sobre Kamikaze.
- English: I need to write an essay about Kamikaze.
- (Adjective) Kaput is a word that the Spanish adopted that means broken. It can also mean useless.
- Example: Estos jarrones están kaput. Es imposible volver a juntarlos.
- English: These vases are kaput. It’s impossible to put them back together.
- (Noun) A kart is a vehicle used for racing. It has a tubular frame, and the engine is found at the back.
- Example: ¿Deberíamos construir un kart y usarlo para correr?
- English: Should we build a kart and use it to race?
- (Noun) Keniano is the Spanish term for a person living from Kenya.
- Example: Debes ser el keniano del programa de intercambio de estudiantes. Encantada de conocerte!
- English: You must be the Kenyan from the student exchange program. Nice to meet you!
- (Noun) Kermes is a red dye extracted from the dried bodies of insects. The powder is used to dye fabrics.
- Example: Necesito kermes para agregar patrón a esta tela que compré.
- English: I need kermes to add pattern to this fabric I bought.
- (Noun) A kilo is a weight that is equal to 1,000g.
- Example: Compre un kilo de pollo, por favor.
- English: Buy a kilo of chicken, please.
- (Noun) Kilometraje is the Spanish word for “mileage.” It is what is used to measure the distances traveled by a vehicle.
- Example: Cual es el kilometraje de esta moto?
- English: What is the mileage of this motorcycle?
- (Noun) Kilovatio means “kilowatt.” A kilowatt is the unit measurement of how much electricity a specific appliance consumes.
- Example: Este refrigerador promete una pequeña cantidad de uso de kilovatios por hora.
- English: This refrigerator promises a small amount of kilowatt usage per hour.
- (Noun) Kiosko is the Spanish form of “kiosk.” A kiosk is a small booth used for selling goods.
- Example: Encuéntrame en el kiosko de allí.
- English: Meet me by the kiosk over there.
- (Noun) A kuchen is a different coffee cake made with sweet yeast dough. Kuchen is originally a German word for “cakes.” The word was adopted by Spanish speakers.
- Example: Vamos a comprar un kuchen para las invitadas mañana.
- English: Let’s buy kuchen for the guests tomorrow.
- (Noun) Kurdo is Spanish for people of Islamic roots who are living in Kurdistan.
- Example: La clase era bastante internacional; había una francesa, un chino y un kurdo.
- English: The class was pretty international; there was a French woman, a Chinese man, and a Kurd..