If you love to travel and you love coffee, how to order your favorite java in your destinations native language is muy importante!
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In English, we use the word coffee, which is believed to have it's origins in the 16th-century. It derives from the Italian caffe, the Turkish kahve, and the Arabic qahwah.
- Urdu: coffee
- Welsh: coffi (pronounced ko-FEE)
In many languages throughout the world, the letter 'k' is preferred over the hard 'c' and yet the word is pronounced in a very similar manner.
- Afrikaans: koffie (pronounced coffee)
- Dutch: koffie (pronounced coffee)
- Esperanto: kafo
- German: der Kaffee (pronounced kah-FEE; masculine; the “K” is capitalized because all German nouns are capitalized)
- Finnish: kahvi
- Hindi: kofi (pronounced KOH-fee)
- Russian: kofe (pronounced koe-fee)
Where is 'Café' Used?
Café (pronounced ka-FEY) is used more widely than coffee and a variety of languages prefer it, including French, Italian, and Spanish. It's thought to have started in Italy with caffe, referring to the Kaffa region in Ethiopia.
The Spruce says you're pretty safe in using café when traveling throughout the world and we agree.
- Italian: caffe (pronounced KA-fee)
- French: café
- Spanish: el café (masculine)
- Bengali/Bangla: café
- Catalan: cafe
- Galician: café
- Irish: caife
- Portuguese: café
- Romanian: cafea (pronounced café-ah)
- Thai: kafea or ca-fea
- Vietnamese: ca phe (pronounced kaFEY) or cafe
If you are traveling to EuropeAlbanian: kafe
Greek: καφές (pronounced kafés)
Russian: кофе (pronounced kofe)
Serbian: кафа (pronounced kafa)
Ukrainian: кави (pronounced kavy)
If you are traveling to Asia, these translations might be helpful as well.
Plus, if you are fluent in any of these languages and the translation evolves, click the edit button to make a recommendation.
If there is a language we didn't cover, Google has a wonderful translation tool that can help you out as well.
Saying Coffee in Middle-Eastern Languages goes a little something like this:
And Austronesian Languages:
Did you know there are 7,000 languages in the world! So as you can tell our list is just a small fraction of that. Care to share another coffee translation, then please comment below.