"кафе"

Translation:café

November 9, 2015

182 Comments


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Coffee?

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HATAllluK

Кофе (напиток)

January 17, 2016

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Alsşs

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vadim.....

No cafe кофе(kofe) is coffe

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/selim14001

Cafe

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ramcesaria

Why it's wrong?

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielYNSi
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Isnt this coffee?

January 19, 2016

[deactivated user]

    No. Кафе́ never means 'coffee'. Кафе́ is café, a place where you can eat. Ко́фе is coffee, a drink or a plant.

    January 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin603120

    Its quite amusing actually The translation saod cafe And knowing Spanish i for some reason thought it asked for coffee

    May 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luma341669
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    Same, but I'm french

    October 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jitlerwasa
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    For some reason? Sounds the same lol

    May 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/egz5
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    Lo mismo xd

    September 25, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/YadertCont

    It has to be the first comment on the explanations list. Thank you.

    August 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/cristiandouce

    It should then be coffee shop, not café. I've never called it like that in english. Ever.

    May 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/jitlerwasa
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    You call cafes coffee shops? Where are you from?

    May 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/PupperSqua

    And you can get coffe at a cafè

    August 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SuperBlankito

    thanks a lot

    August 19, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/EdenHernandez17

    Thanks

    March 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/rodkarlsen

    Whoa I forgot about that small detail, thanks!

    May 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/thecrazySander
    Plus
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    wow, good!

    August 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Igor970222

    So a café is a restaurant in English? Interesting. I assumed it was a bar (a place to drink beer), like in my language (Dutch) or French.

    October 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Carnini
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    Funny, where I'm from, "café" (or it's Czech equivalent) means a place where you can order a coffee and a dessert and not much else.

    February 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Albiore2
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    I'm from Mexico, and for us, cafe means coffee but in spanish (café) I don't understand why кафé (with acent) is a place and, unless, your traduction is café like spanish.

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ScottishScones
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    The problem is that it sounded like the stress was on the first syllable, hence Coffee rather than cafe

    September 9, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      While the Duolingo’s pronunciation of this word is indeed awful, they are not just distinguished by the pronunciation. Ко́фе also has [o], not [a], and the «ф» is a soft sound (фь), unlike кафе́. (кафе́ is pronounced as if written кафэ́)

      September 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nina426660

      ÇlfpfpfpfňrňftňtttttttňtňTtTtTňtňTňtňtňtňdşsşdşdşfşfşfşşfşfşfşfňtňtňt

      November 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/JoonaMyllr

      Yes

      February 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/shogo1998
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      When I listen to how it's pronounced, the e at the end sounds like a schwa sound. Does e normally sound like "uh" at the end of words?

      November 9, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        No, this is an exception. It’s pronounced as if written «кафэ».

        Sometimes «е» in foreign words is pronounced as if it’s written «э». Other words like this are сви́тер 'sweater' (pronounced as if written сви́тэр), тест 'test' (pronounced тэст_¹), _интерне́т 'Internet' (pronounced интэрнэ́т), etc. These are always loanwords. Some of these words have variable reading (дезинформа́ция 'disinformation' can be read as if spelled дэзинформа́ция or as written).

        In the past, Russian had no letter э, so all those words were written with е. When э was introduced, it became used only after vowels and word-initially, but after consonants we still often write «е». Now many loanwords use «э» (although this is still a matter of personal preference); however, older loanwords are still spelt with «е».

        Don’t worry about it too much: if you mispronounce these words, they’ll still be understandable. In fact, many loanwords that used to be exceptions became nativised and are now pronounced as written.


        ¹ As correctly noted by AndreyBoykov below, there's also a word «те́сто» 'dough' which is pronounced as written. «Те́сто» 'dough' and «те́ст» 'test' are only distinguished in nominative and accusative, but not in other forms (e.g. genitive те́ста, dative те́сту), so you need to rely on the context to choose the correct pronounciation.

        So, «без те́ста» is pronounced «без тэ́ста» when it means 'without [a/the] test', and «без те́ста» (as written) when it means 'without dough'. You'd need context to choose the correct pronunciation.

        November 9, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/shogo1998
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        Nice explanation! Thank you!

        November 9, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/CorentinG4

        Thanks!

        July 18, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/OsherMizra

        For later reference

        April 27, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/maddie458336

        Yes shogo:-)

        February 26, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/stevenbedouya13

        Café? Acaso es español

        May 1, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelB.Smith

        Plutôt francais, je pense...Mais on s'en sert quelquefois en anglais aussi...

        May 4, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/KeesKiwi
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        I typed "кафэ" instead of "кафe" and it still counted it right without any typo notification. Is either a valid spelling?

        November 24, 2015

        [deactivated user]

          The dictionaries don't have the form «кафэ», so it's not a normative spelling. But it would be understood, of course.

          By the way, «кафэ» is the normative spelling in Belarusian, so you might see that in Belarus (we usually speak Russian here in Belarus, but Belarusian can be seen here and there, too):

          кафэ

          November 25, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/KeesKiwi
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          Oh how cool! That's good to know, спасибо.

          November 26, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelB.Smith

          I typed cafe as the translation of кафе, and it was graded as "almost right." But then it gave "cafe" as the correct translation. A glitch?

          December 5, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/Kicker4
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          It wanted you to type Café with the accent mark over the e. Even in English it is technically correct to use the accent mark over the E. However, "almost right" still counts the answer as correct so it obviously isn't a big deal in this case if you choose to accent the word or not.

          December 5, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/Charles186SNK
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          Covfefe?

          January 13, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/Velts1
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          Theres something off with how she pronounced it :)) had to guess

          June 12, 2016

          https://www.duolingo.com/AngutivikC

          What is the difference between е and э?

          August 13, 2016

          [deactivated user]

            Е is used:

            • to express a combination of Y + E /je/ after vowels and in the beginning of the word: есть,
            • to express /e/ sound after soft consonant: лето, л is soft;
            • in foreign loanwords, to express the /e/ sound after hard consonants: те́ст 'test'.

            Э is used:

            • to express /e/ after vowels (поэтому) and in the beginning of the word (это),
            • in foreign loanwords, to express /e/ sound after hard consonants: мэр 'city mayor', пэр 'peer (nobleman)', сэр 'sir'.

            You can see that /e/ after hard consontants can be written either Е or Э. This only happens in foreign loanwords. In native Russian words, /e/ made all the consonants before it soft (so, конь has the stem конь- with soft нь, слон has the stem слон- with hard n, but in prepositional case, they are на коне́ and на слоне́, both with soft е). So a combination "hard consonant + /e/" is not possible in native Russian words, only in loanwords.

            Originally, most words were written with Е. The original rules state that only three words are to be written with Э: мэр, пэр and сэр. However, many people found it important to distinguish soft from hard consonants, so there's an ongoing process of using more Э's after hard consonants. So, Mary used to be written Мери, but now Мэри is more popular.

            In general, newer loanwords are more likely to get Э (but this is a matter of preference), but older loanwords like кафе have an established spelling that is not changed.

            August 13, 2016

            https://www.duolingo.com/Pikachu025
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            Wow, that moment when you have a "phi" Φ in your native language!!! How do you Russians write the symbols for some variables in physics? Take magnetic flux for example, most people use "phi", do you use different symbols?

            I would like to know! :)

            September 20, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/k-m-y
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            In formulas we use latin and greek letters, and usually no others.

            March 7, 2019

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            ok i readed comments and understand

            October 21, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/Pikachu025
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            "Ok, I read the comments and understood"

            The past tense of "read" in English is actually "read" itself!

            But the phonetic difference is that the present tense is pronounced like "reed", and the past tense is pronounced as "red". Yep, English has it's own funny twists! ;)

            December 11, 2018

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            We learn the difference. The spelling and pronunciation are noticeable. In chinese, there are different strokes for different characters. As кофе кафе you can pay an attention to.

            December 11, 2018

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            Hold on... So coffee and café are the same? But when I translated кафе as coffee it was wrong. Make up your mind.

            May 20, 2016

            [deactivated user]

              No, they are not the same:

              • coffee = ко́фе (a plant, or a drink made from the plant),
              • café = кафе́ (a place where you can eat something; in fact, they're not even required to serve coffee in a café, although it's usually available — although not necessarily a high-quality one).
              May 20, 2016

              [deactivated user]

                So someone can explain why coffee is not accepted if the picture exercise has an actual coffee on the card?

                December 3, 2017

                https://www.duolingo.com/Far-Mer
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                Ужасное произношение. Носитель языка не может после 10 раз разобрать ЧТО ЭТО

                December 29, 2017

                https://www.duolingo.com/H92nPWiq

                This doesn't sound like kafe.. The clip sounds more like 'kasar'. Weird TTS issue?

                January 11, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/AryaSeyfDe

                Кафе

                January 22, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/amedvin

                I wrote "кофе" and it was marked as incorrect. Also why no Russian keyboard?

                January 30, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipNhr

                Holy ❤❤❤❤

                March 24, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/GunterLore
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                What is кaфе?????

                March 25, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/misavcelak

                not bad mmmmmmmmm

                March 30, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/Soph1931

                Папа

                May 18, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/cmleaoo

                Лбб

                May 19, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/cmleaoo

                Кщ. Щ

                May 19, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoAu200478

                Кафе радио пицца

                September 1, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/OmarTarek188105

                Cafe

                September 25, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/SteveAmyDa

                I pronounced кафе correctly and it said that I did not.

                December 28, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/Marthadelina

                Cafe is a Spanish word.

                March 23, 2019

                https://www.duolingo.com/Marthadelina

                Coffee is the English traslation for кафе

                March 23, 2019

                https://www.duolingo.com/Igor970222

                No it isn't. That's the translation of кофе.

                March 23, 2019, 6:09 PM

                https://www.duolingo.com/fineme
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                How about a word bank as in other languages - I have a keyboard in three languages but don't want to add Russian stickers as well!

                March 23, 2019, 12:50 PM

                https://www.duolingo.com/Igor970222

                The Russian word bank exists. In fact I had been using the phone app for more than a year before I found out typing the answers was also possible (with a browser). In my opinion you don't learn much by using the word bank, some passive knowledge (reading) at best. After about 5 lessons with Russian stickers on my keyboard, I already don't need them anymore (typing is still slow though).

                March 23, 2019, 6:30 PM

                https://www.duolingo.com/Rudi359314

                Bar is also fine man...

                July 5, 2017

                https://www.duolingo.com/Fred525214

                write in English .... coffee ? not cafe ...

                December 25, 2017

                https://www.duolingo.com/Fred525214

                cafe is in French not in English !!!

                December 26, 2017

                https://www.duolingo.com/Cele192746

                Coffee seems to be the better answer actually

                February 8, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/Luanchezan99

                Actually is coffee because we're in English to Russian

                July 25, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/ValentinSe14370

                I hear "Крсие" and not "Кафе", something wrong with the pronunciation.

                September 5, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/ValentinSe14370

                I hear "Крсие" and not Кафе"

                September 5, 2018

                https://www.duolingo.com/vkoeyab

                Кафе

                January 7, 2016

                https://www.duolingo.com/NadiaSanti2

                Um, that's what I wrote but with a capital k

                April 14, 2016

                https://www.duolingo.com/SrCharles1

                The pronouce is the same to portuguese language. "Café"

                May 30, 2016

                https://www.duolingo.com/Momspaghetti666

                coffee? or like a cafe where u eat

                June 26, 2016

                [deactivated user]

                  The latter.

                  'Coffee' would be ко́фе.

                  June 26, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Saimon.
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                  Corrijam isso, por favor!

                  July 27, 2016

                  https://www.duolingo.com/TalonAlexis
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                  I thuoght it was coffee.

                  October 19, 2016

                  [deactivated user]

                    Apparently the English word 'café' is not so popular in the English-speaking world, so many English speakers don't know it (while knowing that 'café' means coffee in Spanish, Portuguese and French).

                    I think it could be useful if the course authors changed the default translation to 'coffeehouse' or something along these lines, to make it less confusing. If you want this to happen, you could use the Report button next time you get this sentence.

                    October 20, 2016

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew402404

                    The accent is in the wrong spot on the audio

                    April 9, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/bazrose

                    maybe also have "coffee shop" and/or "coffee place" as a valid translation? many english-speaking places don't use the word "cafe" at all

                    April 18, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/cc.freitas

                    english or portuguese?

                    July 13, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/TsukiNoMegami

                    кaфe <- This was my answer for the "type what you hear" and it marked me wrong...

                    October 5, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Nina426660

                    Ä'a'a'äşäşäşaşäşa

                    November 12, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Fred525214

                    Café is in French not in English !!!!

                    December 26, 2017

                    https://www.duolingo.com/KaryFilio
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                    Café, is the answer in Spanish, not in English, the correct answer is coffee. Please corret this mistake

                    April 8, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/andy678123

                    Coffe and cafe is the fckng same thing.

                    June 11, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Hewerton607727

                    Why is the answer in portuguese?

                    June 25, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/CanisNoctis

                    Well... The exercice told me to write the translation in English... So I wrote "coffee", but it was wrong because I should have put "café" instead... But "café" is the French word for "coffee"... Help haha.

                    August 12, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/FitSugarberg
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                    i was supposed to answer in English but they say solution is café (french word ) i don't understand

                    October 21, 2018

                    https://www.duolingo.com/vkoeyab

                    Кафе

                    January 7, 2016

                    https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabetaS4

                    Lol

                    April 17, 2016

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Mylesfranklin

                    Coffee. We don't call a drink café. Café is a place.

                    May 16, 2016

                    [deactivated user]

                      Exactly. The English café is a place, and the Russian кафе́ is a place. The English coffee is a drink, and the Russian ко́фе is a drink.

                      July 24, 2016

                      https://www.duolingo.com/SrCharles1

                      I misundertood at the begginning.

                      May 30, 2016

                      https://www.duolingo.com/BlueBison1

                      I answered кате and it counted as right, can it be spelled both ways or is this a glitch?

                      June 12, 2016

                      [deactivated user]

                        Duolingo sometimes accepts versions with typos, most likely it thought you wanted to write «кафе» but made a typo.

                        «Кате» can only mean 'to Katya'. It never means 'café'.

                        June 12, 2016

                        https://www.duolingo.com/MuratTopcu0

                        coffee?

                        June 28, 2016

                        [deactivated user]

                          No, coffee is ко́фе, café (coffee-house) is кафе.

                          June 29, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/IugaMihail

                          Cafe

                          July 11, 2016

                          https://www.duolingo.com/F51066
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                          Why not coffee???? "Café" is a spanish word, isn't it?

                          July 24, 2016

                          [deactivated user]

                            No, café is an English word. Why do you expect to find Spanish words in a 'Russian through English' course? Eng. café = Rus. кафе́, Eng. coffee = Rus. ко́фе.

                            It has nothing to do with Spanish, café was borrowed into English and Russian from French.

                            July 24, 2016

                            https://www.duolingo.com/PiotrMardo

                            Io

                            August 8, 2016

                            https://www.duolingo.com/mamad657878

                            Relly hrad to write russians word

                            August 18, 2016

                            https://www.duolingo.com/aiskatiga
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                            Is a café in spanish, in english is Coffee, no?

                            September 24, 2016

                            [deactivated user]

                              No. The English "café" means "A restaurant serving coffee and other beverages along with baked goods or light meals." (see http://www.thefreedictionary.com/café). It doesn't mean "coffee".

                              The Spanish "café" can also has this meaning: "5. m. Establecimiento donde se vende y toma café y otras consumiciones." http://dle.rae.es/?id=6bQcjCM, although it's not the primary meaning.

                              Apparently, the English word "café" is not well-known to all the English speakers (maybe it's regional? some sources say it's British-only), so that's why this sentence creates so much confusion. Maybe it's worth using "coffeehouse" as a translation, instead of "café", to reduce confusion. You could suggest this using the "Report" button next time you get this sentence.

                              September 24, 2016

                              https://www.duolingo.com/Alexander485475

                              Español?

                              October 14, 2016

                              [deactivated user]

                                No, inglés tiene la palavra "café" tambien, pero el significado es "establecimiento donde se vende y toma café y otras consumiciones":

                                ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre coffee y café?

                                No confundir coffee con café. Coffee es el nombre de la bebida y la planta de la que se extrae los frijoles de café. Café es un pequeño restaurante que sirve principalmente café y bebidas calientes (también llamado coffeehouse o coffee shop).
                                (Nglish: Translation of CAFE for Spanish speakers)

                                cafe (also café)
                                Pronunciation: /ˈkafi/ /ˈkafeɪ/
                                1. A small restaurant selling light meals and drinks.
                                2. North American A bar or nightclub.
                                3. South African A shop selling sweets, cigarettes, newspapers, etc. and staying open after normal hours.
                                (Oxford Living Dictionaries)

                                cafe, café (ˈkæfeɪ , ˈkæfɪ) noun
                                1. a small or inexpensive restaurant or coffee bar, serving light meals and refreshments
                                2. South Africa a corner shop or grocer
                                (Collins English Dictionary)

                                October 17, 2016

                                https://www.duolingo.com/DennisAarn

                                No hay en español >:v nos han timado

                                October 17, 2016

                                https://www.duolingo.com/Kimberly231

                                Vxxdeer

                                October 24, 2016

                                https://www.duolingo.com/Sandy354207

                                It says that you have to translate to English so why the translation is café which is the translation to spanish

                                November 17, 2016

                                [deactivated user]

                                  English also has a word café, at least it's listed in English dictionaries:

                                  ca·fé also ca·fe (kă-fā′, kə-)
                                  n.
                                  A restaurant serving coffee and other beverages along with baked goods or light meals.
                                  (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/café)

                                  Apparently it's not a common word, probably 'coffee-house' would have worked better. The course authors probably choose to use the word 'café' because it's similar to Russian. You can use the Report button and use 'The English answer is unnatural or has an error' to report this problem.

                                  November 17, 2016

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                                  Coffee???

                                  January 5, 2017

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                                    Coffee is ко́фе, café is кафе́.

                                    • English 'café' = Russian кафе = a place where you can drink coffee or eat something.
                                    • English 'coffee' = Russian ко́фе = a plant, a bean of that plant, or a drink made from that bean.
                                    January 5, 2017

                                    https://www.duolingo.com/VictorB491937

                                    Cafe????

                                    January 7, 2017

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                                      Café is a perfectly correct English word: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/caf%C3%A9

                                      It was borrowed from French originally, so that's why it's written with a diacritical mark (but it's not required).

                                      January 8, 2017

                                      https://www.duolingo.com/imOQ7

                                      Why put me the word "coffe" in spanish?

                                      January 8, 2017

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                                        'Café' is an English word, synonym of 'coffee-house'. You can find it in any English dictionary.

                                        'Café' doesn't mean 'coffee' in English.

                                        January 8, 2017

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                                        Coffe is correct

                                        February 5, 2017

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                                          No, ко́фе is coffee, кафе́ is café. Coffee / ко́фе is a drink (or beans, or a plant). Café / кафе́ is a type of restaurant.

                                          Please read other comments before adding your own, this has been discussed more than once in this very thread.

                                          February 5, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Ibjj5

                                          Its loud at work but that sounded like дефе

                                          February 10, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Tarik761957

                                          Auto correct should be removed from shopping

                                          February 23, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/WulfieYT

                                          How am i suppost to write this with a english keyboard?

                                          March 7, 2017

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                                          The coffee wasn't accepted

                                          March 21, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Nick_KZ

                                          Hey, I'm Russian, kinda fluent in English/ Currently started learn Spanish. Looking for somebody who can help me with Spanish, and i in turn I can help with Russian. Feel free contact me: nick.sem1ko@gmail.com

                                          April 2, 2017

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                                          Is coffee!!!

                                          June 9, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/IdanCooper

                                          Coffee

                                          June 16, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/angek750142

                                          Itsn coffe?? Café is at spanish

                                          June 20, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/MarieEugni1

                                          It can also mean coffee, so when I answer café or coffee, you should not count it wrong.

                                          June 20, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/DanielGibe2

                                          Coffee not café

                                          June 23, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Anna68324

                                          Coffee is how you should translate кафе.

                                          дуолинго

                                          July 1, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/Angel776016

                                          the answer is in spanish

                                          July 11, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/nomasqwer

                                          Café is in Spanish dude wtf

                                          EDIT: Amazing I didn't know that "Café" in English was a place to eat.

                                          July 15, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/carlosedua828

                                          Kaфе = coffe in english and in spanish is café

                                          July 18, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/KOROSHO

                                          кофе or кафе ? Coffee or pub ? Helppppp ...

                                          August 29, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/EstebanPin657209

                                          Coffe is a word valid for кафе

                                          September 11, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/oanaghebaur

                                          Titkjf

                                          October 26, 2017

                                          https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaChit1

                                          I always assumed кафе meant coffee, and even other language learning programs have said so

                                          June 18, 2016

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                                            Were those learning programs made in 1773? I could only find information about such usage in a historical dictionary of Gallicisms, and the newest example of usage is dated by 1773.

                                            In modern Russian, кафе́ never means 'coffee' (neither a drink, nor a plant). If you've seen some course teaching that кафе́ means 'coffee', you might want to send a bug report to the course authors.

                                            June 19, 2016

                                            https://www.duolingo.com/zaizat

                                            I wrote coffee and it is wrong... so кафе is not the drink, but the place where you drink the drink (café) ?

                                            July 23, 2016

                                            https://www.duolingo.com/NeurofunkMusic

                                            CAFÉ????????? MOTHER OF GOD @_@

                                            August 2, 2016

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                                            We are learning Russian by English speakers. I do not know why "café" is correct and no "coffee". I use "café" when I speak Spanish. Please, I need an answer.

                                            January 5, 2017

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                                              In English:

                                              • café means a place where you can order coffee and some food, and
                                              • coffee means a plant, a bean of that plant, and a drink made from that plant.

                                              This is same in Russian:

                                              • кафе́ = café (place where you can order coffee or some food),
                                              • ко́фе = coffee (plant, bean or drink).
                                              January 8, 2017

                                              https://www.duolingo.com/AlaskanMalamute

                                              Café? WTF? I'm learning Russian through English, not through Spanish.

                                              January 28, 2017

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                                                Café is an English word, too:

                                                • Russian кафе́ = English café = Spanish cafetería,
                                                • Russian ко́фе = English coffee = Spanish café.
                                                January 28, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Chanecoso

                                                should be coffee in English unless is a store

                                                April 25, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/tarekbenno

                                                coffee isn't the true answer ?

                                                June 6, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Luis248628

                                                This is wrong! Wrong WRONG WRONG!!!

                                                August 5, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Johan469885

                                                coffee is English as you know

                                                August 24, 2017

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                                                this course is for english speakers, café is in spanish, coffee in english not ?

                                                August 27, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Jairo386599

                                                its coffee

                                                August 31, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/GXLaFkKX

                                                coffee is also right

                                                September 12, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/maxevangelista

                                                I'm surprised with fact who accept "café" word of maternal language

                                                September 12, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/......Anna......

                                                This also is the Russian word for coffee.

                                                October 24, 2017

                                                https://www.duolingo.com/Saimon.
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                                                Speaking "café" in Portuguese, not English!

                                                June 30, 2016

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                                                  Em português, a palavra café tem dois significados. Quando a palavra café tem a significação 'o local onde bebmos café', é кафе́ em russo (em inglês, café ou coffee-house). Quando a palavra 'café' tem as significações 'bebida' ou 'semente', é ко́фе em russo (em inglês, coffee).

                                                  June 30, 2016

                                                  https://www.duolingo.com/joahay20

                                                  This answer means coffe too.

                                                  January 9, 2016

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                                                    No, кафе́ only refers to a coffee-house, café, and never means coffee.

                                                    Coffee (both the drink and the plant) is ко́фе.

                                                    January 9, 2016

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                                                    Is it coffee as a drink?

                                                    November 15, 2015

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                                                    Let us make it easy. English: "Café/Cafeteria/Coffeehouse" is the Place. - Russian "Кaфе"; English: "Coffee" is the Drink. - Rissian: "Кофе".

                                                    November 17, 2015

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                                                    Muchas gracias por la información. Estaba confundido con esta palabra ya que soy hablante nativo de Español. Saludos.

                                                    November 17, 2015

                                                    https://www.duolingo.com/Madame-patate

                                                    How can you type in bold and italics here ?? I thought it was impossible !

                                                    January 6, 2016

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                                                      To get bold, surround your message by **two asterisks** or __two underscores__: like this. To get an actual astrisk or underscore, put \ before it.

                                                      January 6, 2016

                                                      https://www.duolingo.com/Madame-patate

                                                      Omg thank you. I'm so bold now.

                                                      January 6, 2016

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                                                      italic = surround the text by lower-line (Shift and - in English keyboard) or asterisks (shift and 8).

                                                      Don't know about bold too. And about other possible text-hacks. Where can find some materials about it?

                                                      January 6, 2016

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                                                      Its meaning a "cafe" like a restaurant.... which is an English word with an accent (although borrowed from another language obviously)

                                                      November 17, 2015

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                                                      That's true @Jesus_Jimmy, it is Spanish (café), it is not English (coffee)

                                                      December 29, 2015
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