Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish قهوه (kahve), from Arabic قَهْوَة (qahwa). Akin to French café.
cafea f (plural cafele)
Cafea, ești singurul meu prieten.
Coffee, you're my only friend.
Meu is also "my" and "mine" in portuguese. Ah, language. Such a fascinating history. :)
Do you add "ul" to a word if it's masculine and "ua" if the word is feminine?
You have to add the additional 'u' for feminine nouns ending in stressed 'a' - like 'cafea'.
You add the "ua" when the word ends with "a" so no double "a" at the end. Also, if you have the word ending in "ă" you just replace the "ă" with "a". Example: Apă (Water) becomes Apa (The water).
So, if the word ends in an "ă" then to add a definite article, you would just change it to "a"?
So: fată → fata ?
How is this word pronounce, especially after cafe....i cant quite make out wjat she says
Is there something amiss about the recordings maybe? Sometimes I hear clicks (like a microphone being turned off) in the middle of phrases. In this recording I thought I heard an -L like noise at the end of cafeaua, which likewise seemed to not be a human part of the utterance
or a glottal stop, maybe, at the spot I mark with an + like this: cafea+a Does the +ua ending come with a glottal stop? Or is it a technical glitch, like the clicks...
"The" is definite article. We just put the definite article at the end of the word. E.g: "I want a chair" -> "Eu vreau un scaun" "I want the chair" -> "Eu vreau scaunul" (Notice the "ul" at the end; that is the definite article "the" in English) Did that answer your question?
how do u spell coffee in English? im actually Romanian! LOL plz help ME and be my friend! on duolingo!