"coffee"

Translation:кофе

November 7, 2015

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dawm16

What is the difference between кафе and кофе?

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

A restaurant (cafe) and a drink (coffee).

  • кафе - [кафЭ]
  • кофе -[кОфе]
December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawm16

Thank you! :^)

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentUri1

It sounds like she is saying: koh hee ya, but the phonetic is not spelled that way

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

Hm... To my Russian ear it is pronounced very well.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentUri1

Is the way I heard it correct then? How would you spell it phonetically?

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

IPA: [ˈko̞.fʲɪ]

"KOH-f'ee" or "KOH-f'eh"

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentUri1

Thank you. I still don't hear the f but it helps that you spelled it out to me. Is it perhaps a very soft f?

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RomanRussian

Exactly, it is a soft F, and it sounds a bit different than regular English F. Try to listen to real pronunciation on Forvo.com http://forvo.com/search/кофе

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

To me it sounds like KOH-fee-eh, which is what it should sound like.

November 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/maxim111890

how does one get Cyrillic in America

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/maxim111890

Thank you

January 12, 2018
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