How to say coffee / tea in Chinese: Kāfēi /Chá

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How to say coffee / tea in Chinese: Kāfēi /Chá

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To say coffee / tea in Chinese: Kāfēi /Chá
Say it out loud: “Ka Fay / Cha

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Dining Basics,Drinks category:

...a glass of – Yī Bēi…  (Ee Bay…)
...a liter of – Yī Shēng…  (Ee Shuhng…)
...beer – ...Píjiǔ  (...Pee Jyo)
...red/white wine – ...Hóng / Bái Pútáojiǔ  (...Hong / Bai Poo Tao Jyo)
beer / wine – Píjiǔ / Pútáojiǔ  (Pee Jyo / Poo Tao Jyo)
beverage – Yǐnliào  (Een Lyao)
bottled water – Kuàngquánshuǐ  (Kwang Chwen Shway)
business hours – Yíngyè Shíjiān  (Ing Yay Shr Jyen)
carbonated water – Qìshuǐ  (Chee Shway)
casual restaurant – Fànguǎn  (Fan Gwan)
check – Mǎi Dān  (Mai Dan)
coffee / tea – Kāfēi /Chá  (Ka Fay / Cha)
grocery store – Chāoshì  (Chao Shr)
hot water – Kāishuǐ  (Kai Shway)
marketplace – Shìchǎng  (Shr Chang)
menu – Càidān  (Tsai Dan)
no ice – Búyào Bīng  (Boo Yao Bing)
service charge – Fúwù Fèi  (Foo Woo Fay)
table for two – Liǎng Wèi  (Lyang Way)
tip – Xiǎofèi  (Shyao Fay)
water – Shuǐ  (Shway)
… a bottle of – Yī Píng…  (Ee Ping…)
….house wine – ...Pútáojiǔ  (...Poo Tao Jyo)

And here’s how to say coffee / tea in other languages!

Arabic–Kahwa / Shay  (kah wa / shay)
Chinese–Kāfēi /Chá  (Ka Fay / Cha)
Croatian–kava / čaj  (kah vuh / chai)
Czech–káva / čaj  (KAH vah / chai)
Finnish–kahvi / tee  (kahh vih / teh eh)
French–café / thé  (café / tay)
German–kaffe / tee  (coffee / tea)
Italian–caffè / tè  (caff fay / tay)
Japanese–Kōhī / Koucha  (Kooh Heeh / Kow Cha)
Korean–Keopi / Cha  (Coffe / Cha)
Polish–kawa / herbata  (kha' va / her ba' ta)
Portuguese–Café/Chá  (kah fay/shaa)
Russian–kofe / chay  (koh fye / chay)
Spanish–café / té  (kah fay / tay)
Swahili–kahawa / chai  (kah ha wah / chai)
Thai–Kafae/Cha  (gah feh/chah)
Turkish–kahve / çay  (ka huh vay / chai)
Vietnamese–Cá Phê / Trà  (Ga Fe / Tra)

In many cultures it's common to be asked "will you have "coffee / tea" (Kāfēi /Chá)?" Once you order for breakfast, your tour agent or reception may ask the same question so as to know what to serve you for the duration you are there. Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

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Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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