How to say coffee / tea in Japanese: Kōhī / Koucha

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How to say coffee / tea in Japanese: Kōhī / Koucha

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To say coffee / tea in Japanese: Kōhī / Koucha
Say it out loud: “Kooh Heeh / Kow Cha

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

...a glass of – …Ippai  (…Ee' Ppai)
...a liter of – Ichi Rittoru No…  (Ee Chee Rih Toh Roo Noh…)
...beer – …Bīru  (…Bee Roo)
...red/white wine – Aka / Shiro Wain  (Aha Kah / Shee Roh Wah In)
beer / wine – Bīru / Wain  (Bee Roo / Wah In)
beverage – Nomimono  (Noh Mee Moh Noh)
bottled water – Botoru Uōtā  (Boh Toh Roo War Taah)
business hours – Eigyo Jikan  (Sahn Jee Kahn)
carbonated water – Tansansui  (Tanh Sanh Sui)
casual restaurant – Kajuaru Resutoran  (Kah Jew Ah Roo Reh Soo Toh Rahn)
check – Chekku  (Checkoo)
coffee / tea – Kōhī / Koucha  (Kooh Heeh / Kow Cha)
grocery store – Sūpā  (Soo Pah)
hot water – Yu  (Yoo)
marketplace – Ichiba  (Ee Chee Bah)
menu – Menū  (Meh Nyuu)
no ice – Koori Nashi  (Kow Ree Nah Shee)
restaurant – Resutoran  (Reh Soo Toh Rahn)
service charge – Sābisu Ryou  (Saah Biss Ryow)
table for two – Futari Bun No Seki  (Foo Tah Ree Bunn Noh Seh Kee)
tip – Chippu  (Chi' Ppu)
water – Mizu  (Mee Zoo)
… a bottle of – …Ippon  (…Ee' Ppon)
….house wine – Hausu Wain  (How Soo Wah In)

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" (Kōhī / Koucha)?" 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 Japanese Language Set.

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