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Coffee in any other name, would be as aromatic!

July 12, 2016

Coffee, cafe, cuppa, kopi whatever you may call it gives you the same results. In most countries ordering coffee or cafe should get you your much needed morning fix. If you're up for some adventure & want to impress the cute local barista, below is a quick guide on how to say coffee in more than 60 languages!

 

Afrikaans: koffie (pronounced coffee)


Albanian: kafe (pronounced KA-fey)


Amharic: buna (pronounced boona)


Arabic: qahioa, qahua or qahwe (The q sound is pronounced low in the throat, so it may sound more like 'ahua' (for example) to non-Arabic speakers.

In Egypt and some other ares, coffee is typically served with sugar. To order it without sugar, say “qahua sada.”)


Armenian: surch (pronounced suurch) or sourdj


Basque: kafea or akeuta


Belarusian: kava


Bengali/Bangla: café (pronounced ka-FEY)


Bulgarian: kafe


Catalan: cafe


Chinese (Cantonese): ga feh


Chinese (Mandarin): kafei (both consonants are in "first tone" / are high and even in pronunciation)


Creole: kafe


Croatian: kava


Czech: kava (pronounced kaava) or kafe


Danish: kaffe (pronounced kah-FEY)


Dutch: koffie (pronounced coffee)


English: coffee


Esperanto: kafo


Estonian: kohv


Ethiopian Semitic (spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea): bunna, buni or bun (Coffee beans got their name from the combination of “Kaffa,” a major Ethiopian coffee-producing area, and “bun.”)


Filipino/Tagalog: kape


Finnish: kahvi


French: café


Galician: café


Georgian: qava or chai


German: der Kaffee (pronounced kah-FEE; masculine; the “K” is capitalized 


Greek: kafés (pronounced ka-FACE)


Haitian Creole: kafe (pronounced kah-FEY)


Hawaiian: kope


Hebrew: ka-feh


Hindi: kofi (pronounced KOH-fee)


Hungarian: kavé (pronounced KAH-vey)

 

Irish: caife


Italian: caffe (pronounced KA-fee)


Icelandic: kaffii


Indonesian: kopi


Japanese: koohii


Korean: keopi or ko-pyi


Latvian: kafija (pronounced ka-fee-ya)


Lithuanian: kava


Luxembourgish: Kaffi (like in German, all nouns are capitalized in Luxembourish)


Macedonian: kafe


Malay: kopi


Maltese: kafe


Norwegian: kaffe


Ojibwe (language of the Anishinabek Native Americans): muckadaymashkikiwabu (literally, "black medicine water)


Persian: qéhvé


Polish: kawa (pronounced kava)


Portuguese: café


Romanian: cafea (pronounced café-ah)


Russian: kofe (pronounced koe-fee)


Serbian: kafa


Slovakian: kava (pronounced kah-va)


Slovenian: kave


Spanish: el café (masculine)


Sinhalese (Sri Lanka): kopi


Swahili: kahawa


Swedish: kaffe


Taiwanese: ka fei (same as Mandarin)


Tamil (Sri Lanka): kapi-kottai or kopi


Thai: kafea or ca-fea


Turkish: kahve (pronounced kah-VEY)


Ukrainian: kavy or kava


Urdu: coffee


Vietnamese: ca phe (pronounced ka FEY) or cafe


Wolof: kafe


Welsh: coffi (pronounced ko-FEE)


Yiddish: kave


Zulu: ikhofi

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