コーヒー

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コーヒー: a small cup of coffee.
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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch koffie[1][2][3][4] and English coffee[1][2].

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

コーヒー (romaji kōhī)

  1. coffee

Usage notes[edit]

コーヒー is much more common generally, but 珈琲 is found relatively frequently on signs for restaurants and on some menus.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  4. 4.0 4.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3