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The Letter Qof
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Summary

The Letter Qof

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:

Forms of Qof

Write the manual print version (or "block" version) of Qof as follows:

Qof Block

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:

Qof Script

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:

Practice Grid

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).

Qof Summary

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