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How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby CoffeeLover » 23 Sep 2010, 02:13

Have you ever tried to find out how to say "coffee" in different languages? I think that it will be useful for travellers =)
A
Amharic: buna (pronounced boona)
Armenian: surch (pronounced suurch) or sourdj
B
Belarusian: kava
Bulgarian: kafe
C
Chinese (Cantonese): ga feh / Chinese (Mandarin): kafei
Czech: kava (pronounced kaava) or kafe
D
Danish: kaffe (pronounced kah-FEY)
Dutch: koffie (pronounced coffee)
E
English: coffee
F
Filipino/Tagalog: kape
Finnish: kahvi
French: café
G
Georgian: qava or chai
German: der Kaffee (pronounced kah-FEE; masculine; the “K” is capitalized because all German nouns are capitalized)
Greek: kafés (pronounced ka-FACE)
H
Haitian Creole: kafe (pronounced kah-FEY)
Hawaiian: kope
Hindi: kofi (pronounced KOH-fee)
Hungarian: kavé (pronounced KAH-vey)
I
Irish: caife
Italian: caffe (pronounced KA-fee)
Indonesian: kopi
J
Japanese: koohii
K
Korean: keopi or ko-pyi
P
Persian: qéhvé
Polish: kawa (pronounced kava)
Portuguese: café
R
Romanian: cafea (pronounced café-ah)
Russian: kofe (pronounced koe-fee)
S
Spanish: el café (masculine)
Swedish: kaffe
T
Taiwanese: ka fei (same as Mandarin)
Thai: kafea or ca-fea
Turkish: kahve (pronounced kah-VEY)
U
Ukrainian: kavy or kava
W
Welsh: coffi (pronounced ko-FEE)

... who can add smth else?
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby Roberta » 23 Sep 2010, 03:21

Thank you for opening a new topic, CoffeeLover! But I doubt there are any words you left for us to post here :YMDEVIL:
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby CrazyBaby » 24 Sep 2010, 00:14

It is difficult. Hey, Sancho, please, derrive your list on alphabetic categories. thank you!
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby Derek » 29 Sep 2010, 01:28

Here's what I've found but that was quite difficult: กาแฟ (ka-fe) - Thai :d
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby Robusto » 01 Oct 2010, 04:41

WOW.. I'll need to print that and take with me to all trips. I will now know how to ask for a cup everywhere in the world :D
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby CoffeeLover » 03 Oct 2010, 23:45

CrazyBaby wrote:It is difficult. Hey, Sancho, please, derrive your list on alphabetic categories. thank you!


Hey, CrazyBaby! you are right! It will be more comfortable! I changed it!
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby Nicky » 09 Feb 2011, 00:55

Coffee in Afrikaans is koffie.

Coffee in Hebrew is ka-feh.

Coffee in Tagalog (Filipino) is kape.
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby JavaJunkie » 26 Feb 2011, 19:35

Coffee in Hebrew is ka-feh.

I guess if you just move the hyphen one space to the right that would be the Canadian way to say it Kaf-eh . Since so many things work there with "eh" added on. :))
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby KahawaKenya » 12 Apr 2013, 23:47

In Swahili you say 'kahawa'. This is mostly in Eastern African countries including Kenya where we have the world's best.

I also saw a guy in the name of "JavaJunkie". Java also means coffee...am not sure the language but i think it is Indian...JavaJunkie to confirm..
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby lulu33 » 16 Apr 2013, 01:53

You raised a good point, KahawaKenya, about the word Java. I knew it was another word for coffee but does anybody know what is its origin language? Unfortunately, I couldn't find this information. :-(
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby rebedz » 04 Nov 2014, 08:36

it's 'káva' in Slovak ;;) like kaaava :))
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Re: How to Say Coffee in different languages

Postby baristaunderground » 06 Mar 2017, 01:54

Really very interesting :)
With your thread we learnt something different or novel things. Uhmmmmm, I think too much but didn't find different words for coffee. But thinking still going on :-o
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