My 31 Unique French Words That Start with K

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| By : Louise
Born in Cameroon and adopted at 1 year in France. I spent all my childhood in Alsace before studying in Paris. I like to defend my beautiful country with its strengths and weaknesses. Find me on Linkedin and CV.

Post updated October 3rd, 2023 :
– Add a printable pdf file of the word list.
– Addition of 10 new words beginning with K.
– New table format for the list.
– Definitions added.

Welcome to another exciting adventure in our alphabet journey !

Today, we’re exploring French words that start with K (with meaning).

Though K is not a common letter in French, there are still some unique and interesting words beginning with it.

Without further ado, let’s dive into this kaleidoscope (you got it? 😉 ) of French words starting with K!

Read also: 31 French Words That Start With X

French Words That Start With K

So here’s my list of 31 unique French words starting with K with their :

  • English translation
  • Family : french noun, french adjective, french preposition, french verb…
  • Gender : feminine or masculine
  • Meaning
  • Number of letters (for fans of crosswords or Scrabble)

French Words Starting with K

French WordEnglish TranslationFamily and GenderMeaning
KabbaleKabbalahNoun (Feminine)A form of Jewish mysticism.
KaleidoscopeKaleidoscopeNoun (Masculine)A tube containing mirrors and pieces of colored glass.
KamikazeKamikazeNoun (Masculine)A Japanese pilot trained in WWII for suicide missions.
KangourouKangarooNoun (Masculine)A large marsupial from Australia.
KanbanKanbanNoun (Masculine)A scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing.
KapokKapokNoun (Masculine)A cotton-like fluff obtained from the seeds of the kapok tree.
KaraokeKaraokeNoun (Masculine)A form of entertainment where people sing along with pre-recorded music.
KaratéKarateNoun (Masculine)A martial art developed in Japan.
KarmaKarmaNoun (Masculine)The concept of action and reaction, often related to fate or destiny.
KayakKayakNoun (Masculine)A small, narrow watercraft propelled by a double-bladed paddle.
KazooKazooNoun (Masculine)A small musical instrument that adds a “buzzing” timbral quality to a player’s voice when they vocalize into it.
KéfirKefirNoun (Masculine)A fermented milk drink.
KépiKepiNoun (Masculine)A type of cap with a flat circular top and visor.
KermesseFair, FeteNoun (Feminine)A festival, often held outdoors and offering entertainment and the sale of goods.
KernelKernelNoun (Masculine)The central or most important part of something, especially a computer operating system.
KetchupKetchupNoun (Masculine)A sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, and assorted seasonings and spices.
KhakiKhakiAdjectiveA color that is a light shade of brown with a yellowish tinge.
KidnapperTo KidnapVerbTo abduct someone and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.
KiloKiloNoun (Masculine)A unit of mass equal to 1,000 grams.
KilogrammeKilogramNoun (Masculine)The base unit of mass in the metric system.
KilomètreKilometerNoun (Masculine)A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters.
KimonoKimonoNoun (Masculine)A traditional Japanese robe with wide sleeves.
KinesiologieKinesiologyNoun (Feminine)The study of the mechanics of body movements.
KiosqueKioskNoun (Masculine)A small open-fronted hut or cubicle for newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc.
KiwiKiwiNoun (Masculine)A flightless bird native to New Zealand, or a fuzzy fruit.
KlaxonHorn (car)Noun (Masculine)An electric horn or warning signal.
Knacki(brand of) SausageNoun (Masculine)A specific brand of sausage.
KoalaKoalaNoun (Masculine)An arboreal Australian marsupial with a diet mainly consisting of eucalyptus leaves.
KryptonKryptonNoun (Masculine)A chemical element, a noble gas used in some types of electric lights.
Kub (bouillon)Cube (bouillon)Noun (Masculine)A small cube of concentrated stock.
KyrielleString, SeriesNoun (Feminine)A long list of items or events, often in a tedious manner.

I hope you enjoyed this unique kaleidoscope of French words that start with K.

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French Words That Start With K : Pronunciation (Audio File)

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