珈琲

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See also: 咖啡

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Ateji for コーヒー. Ultimately from Dutch koffie.

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Noun[edit]

珈琲 (katakana 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.