咖啡

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See also: 珈琲

Chinese[edit]

phonetic
simp. and trad.
(咖啡)

Etymology[edit]

For Mandarin and Cantonese, a borrowing from French café(coffee).

For Wu, a borrowing from English coffee.

For Hokkien ko-pi, ko-phi and Teochew go1 bi5, gu1 bi5, a borrowing from Malay kopi(coffee).

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

咖啡

  1. coffee   (Classifier: )
    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]