Thu. Sep 29th, 2022
Why 1000 is written as 1K

Why 1000 is written as 1K? After all what is the real meaning of K. There are many such words, which we speak and hear in our daily life.

But many times it is not known why that word or letter is spoken and written in this way. Similarly, we often start writing and speaking such words even after seeing or hearing the people around us. In this episode, you must have seen that people have started writing ‘K’ instead of thousand.

  • Where did the word K start after all?

  • Thousands started being used as kilos

  • K is considered the symbol of thousand

You must have often seen on social media that so many K likes or so many K subscribers are written, but have you ever tried to know, what is the relation of thousand with K. Why do we write thousand as K? Today we tell you what is the relation of thousand with K? Why 1000 is written as 1K?

Why 1000 is written as 1K
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Where did the word K start after all?

The relationship between K and Thousand has been explained in many media reports. Actually, the Greek word ‘Chilioi’ means thousand and it is said that the word K has come from there and after that K was used in place of thousand all over the world. K instead of thousand is also mentioned in the Bible.

Thousands started being used as kilos

When the Greek word ‘Chilioi’ was used in the French language, its meaning changed from thousand to kilogram. When we multiply something by a thousand, it is called kilo. Like 1000 g is called 1 kilogram. Similarly 1000 meters became one kilometer. From that time thousand started being used as a kilo.

K is considered the symbol of thousand

Actually, when we write kilo in English, its spelling starts with K. Since it is also considered a symbol of thousand, so we also write K in place of thousand. For example, 25K is written as 25K. Why 1000 is written as 1K?