咖啡

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See also: 珈琲

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(咖啡)
alt. forms
 
架非 obsolete
架菲 obsolete
加菲 obsolete
加非 obsolete
㗎啡 Cantonese
㗝呸 Hokkien
㗝啤 Hokkien
Wikipedia has articles on:
咖啡 (Written Standard Chinese?)
咖啡 (Cantonese)
咖啡 (Gan)
咖啡 (Wu)
Kâ-pî (Hakka)
Gă-pĭ (Min Dong)
Ka-pi (Min Nan)

Etymology[edit]

The pronunciations in different Chinese varieties originate from a variety of languages:

Variety Pronunciation Donor language and word
Mandarin kāfēi French café (coffee)
Cantonese gaa3 fe1
Taishanese ga1 fie2
Hokkien ko-pi, ko-phi Malay kopi (coffee)
Teochew go1 bi5, gu1 bi5
Philippine Hokkien ka-pé Tagalog kape (coffee)
Wu kha fi (T1) English coffee

Other pronunciations, such as Taiwanese Min Nan ka-pi, Taiwanese Hakka kâ-pî, Teochew gia1 hui1 and Min Dong gă-pĭ, are likely literal pronunciations of the individual characters, inferred using the youbian dubian method.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

咖啡

  1. coffee (Classifier: )
    咖啡  ―  zhǔ kāfēi  ―  to make coffee
    咖啡 / 咖啡  ―  nóng kāfēi  ―  to strong coffee
    現磨咖啡 / 现磨咖啡  ―  xiànmó kāfēi  ―  freshly ground coffee

Usage notes[edit]

Just like the English term coffee, 咖啡 can refer to coffee generically, as well as coffee beans, ground coffee, coffee powder or a cup of coffee specifically. See the derived terms listed below for these specific terms.

Derived terms[edit]