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"coffee" in British English

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coffeenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɒf.i/  us   /ˈkɑː.fi/
A1 a ​darkbrownpowder with a ​strongflavour and ​smell that is made by ​crushing coffee ​beans, or a ​hotdrink 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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(Definition of coffee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coffee" in American English

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coffeenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɔ·fi, ˈkɑf·i/
a ​darkbrown, ​slightlybitterdrink that is usually ​servedhot, esp. in the ​morning and at the end of ​meals, a ​cup of this ​drink, or the ​beans from which this ​drink is made: [U] Would you like some more coffee?
(Definition of coffee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coffee”
in Korean 커피, 커피콩, 커피가루…
in Arabic قَهْوة, بُنّ…
in Malaysian kopi…
in French café…
in Russian кофе…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咖啡粉, 咖啡…
in Italian caffè…
in Turkish kahve, kahve taneleri…
in Polish kawa…
in Spanish café…
in Vietnamese cà phê…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 咖啡粉, 咖啡…
in Indonesian kopi…
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