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coffee

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkɒf.i/  us   /ˈkɑː.fi/
A1 a dark brown powder with a strong flavour and smell that is made by crushing coffee beans, or a hot drink made from this powder: decaffeinated coffee fresh/instant coffee a cup of coffee Would you get some coffee when you go shopping? If I drink too much coffee, I can't sleep. Can I get you a coffee (= cup of coffee)? I'd like a black coffee (= a cup of coffee without milk), please. Do you take (= drink) your coffee white (= with milk)?
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Translations of “coffee”
in Arabic قَهْوة, بُنّ…
in Korean 커피, 커피콩, 커피가루…
in Malaysian kopi…
in French café…
in Turkish kahve, kahve taneleri…
in Italian caffè…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咖啡粉, 咖啡…
in Russian кофе…
in Polish kawa…
in Vietnamese cà phê…
in Spanish café…
in Portuguese café…
in Thai กาแฟ…
in German der Kaffee…
in Catalan cafè…
in Japanese コーヒー, コーヒー(豆)…
in Indonesian kopi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咖啡粉, 咖啡…
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