"Kaffee und Tee"

Translation:Coffee and tea

December 27, 2015


Sorted by top post


So, how is Kaffee properly pronounced? I hear the female voice say KAFfee and the male voice say kafFEE. Where does the stress go?

June 25, 2017


The male voice is right. The female voice represents northern regions of Germany (Preussen) where people weirdly say KAFffe.

August 31, 2018


That's quite a judgmental generalization, Zawerg. Duden indicates that [ˈkafeː] is the standard pronunciation, while [kaˈfeː] is an Austria variant. See also: http://www.atlas-alltagssprache.de/runde-4/f23a-c/ http://prowiki.ids-mannheim.de/bin/view/AADG/KaffeeAkzent

March 20, 2019


What is coffee OR tea? in german

March 24, 2016


"Kaffee oder Tee?"

March 24, 2016


I'm confused, I sometimes listen the word "und" with the final 'd' sound and in other occassions without it. Do I have allutinations or is there any rule that makes a way to pronounce it, and if so, according to what?

October 24, 2017


As far as I can tell, if the word after "und" begins with a letter like "t" or "d", we can omit the "d" in "und"

July 22, 2018


Does anyone know he gender of Tee?

January 12, 2018


It's masculine: der Tee.

January 12, 2018


Why didn't they include the article for Tee when they did for der Wein, das Bier, and der Kaffee?

April 3, 2018


You should tell us! You're the little tea witch! :D

June 23, 2019


Wait cafe or coffee

October 29, 2017


Kaffee = coffee

Café = café

Sometimes pronounced the same in German (depending on the word stress) but spelled differently. (And different gender: der Kaffee, das Café.)

October 29, 2017


It sounds like "Kaffe o Tee" not UND

August 21, 2016


Yes, but that's because the next sound after und (which is "t") sounds close to "d". It's like how saying "send this" sounds like "sen this"

March 29, 2019


wait how is und pronounced because i keep hearing mixed things. I hear unt, un, and und

January 24, 2018


Listen to it here: https://forvo.com/word/und/#de

Basically it's supposed to be like unt.

In fluent natural speech, it can sometimes sound like un -- a bit like how English and in fluent natural speech sometimes turns into 'n' as in this 'n' that. But that's not the "default" pronunciation.

Best to start with the "proper" pronunciation and let colloquial slurrings and contractions come naturally later after you've heard and spoken a lot of German.

January 25, 2018


How is Kaffee and Tee pronunced properly

April 14, 2018


Most gender noun languages have some sort of logic. Spanisj words with a lot of 'A' s are most likely femenine

Ex: La lampara/The lamp.

German objects that end in -ei are often femenine.

Ex. Die Polizei/The police.

December 16, 2018


Neither of these words are feminine, though, nor do they end in -ei. Nor do most feminine words end in -ei in German. There are a number of endings or even none at all.

die Lampe
die Polizei
die Zeitung
die Freundin
die Kartoffel
die Maus
die Tür
die Gabel

That's a lot different from Spanish.

la lámpara
la policía
el periódico
la amiga
la patata
el ratón
la puerta
el tenedor

It really does seem like less effort to just remember each individual word's gender than to memorise the complicated list of endings for each gender (and then still have to remember the ones that don't have any specific ending).


April 23, 2019


I provided the correct answer, and ws told it was wrong.

February 28, 2019


The next time this happens, please take a screenshot and upload it somewhere, then post a link to it in the comments.

Your comment doesn't contain enough details to figure out what might have happened.

February 28, 2019
Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.