How to say coffee / tea in French: café / thé

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How to say coffee / tea in French: café / thé

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To say coffee / tea in French: café / thé
Say it out loud: “café / tay

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

...a glass of – un verre de  (ahn vair day)
...a liter of – un litre de  (ahn lee tuh day)
...beer – bière  (bee airh)
...red/white wine – vin rouge / blanc  (vahn rooj / blahn)
beer / wine – Bière / Vin  (bee airh / vah)
beverage – Boisson  (bweh soh)
bottled water – eau en bouteille  (oh ahn bō tay yeh)
business hours – heures d'ouverture  (uhr doo vehr chur)
carbonated water – gazéifiée  (gazz uh fee)
casual restaurant – bistro  (bee strow)
check – L'addition  (la dis see oh)
coffee / tea – café / thé  (café / tay)
grocery store – épicerie  (eh pee sree)
hot water – eau chaude  (oh shoad)
marketplace – marché  (mar shay)
menu – menu  (menu)
no ice – pas de glace  (pah doo glass)
restaurant – restaurant  (rest oo rahn)
service charge – prix de services  (pree deh ser vees)
table for two – table pour deux  (tahb luh pour dooh)
tip – Un pourboire  (ahn poor bwah)
water – eau  (oh)
… a bottle of – une bouteille de  (oon bō tell ee duh)
….house wine – vin maison  (vahn may zoh)

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" (café / thé)?" 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 French Language Set.

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