кофе

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Kyrgyz[edit]

Noun[edit]

кофе (kofe)

  1. coffee

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ко́фе (kófem inan, n inan (indeclinable)

  1. coffee (beverage)
  2. coffee (beans)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word кофе is masculine, but is often informally treated as neuter: горячее кофе. Such usage is usually frowned upon by educated people.
  • The word кофе is indeclinable, but may sometimes be declined into cases, usually for humorous effect: налить кофю (partitive case); нет кофя (genitive); угостить кофем (instrumental).
  • Since the lack of declension is inconvenient, the diminutive forms of кофе, кофеёк and кофей, are often used.
  • As of September 1, 2009, the Russian Ministry of Education has decided that кофе may be acceptably treated as either masculine or neuter.

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