Manual Print (block)
Hebrew Script (cursive)
The nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is called “Qof” (pronounced “kof”) and has the sound of “q” as in “queen.”
In modern Hebrew, the letter Qof can appear in three forms:
Write the manual print version (or "block" version) of Qof as follows:
This letter looks like the English letter “p.” Note that the second stroke descends below the letter’s baseline. Note the “gap” between the end of the first stroke and the second stroke.
And the cursive version:
The second stroke descends below the letter’s baseline. Note the “gap” between the end of the first stroke and the second stroke.
Write the letter Qof (from right to left) in both manual print and script several times:
Note: Qof is often transliterated using a “k” (as in “kaddish”), but on this site, we sometimes follow academic convention and use “q” (reserving “k” for Kaf).
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