"o cafea"

Translation:a coffee

December 8, 2016



why does "A covfefe" not work?!


So the word "o" is for feminine gender ?


Yes, the word "o" in Romanian language is an indefinite article for feminine words.

o=a, an

the word "un" in Romanian language is an indefinite article for masculine words.

un=a, an


So, I often confuse un and nu. Is nu only used when something is plural or what?


"Nu" means "No"


The audio is combining the vowels, pronouncing this like "caf - ya". Is that the correct pronunciation, or should it be more like "caf - e - a"?


While the audio is generally bad, it's quite good here. There's only two syllables.


I couldn't listen to the audio, but (as a romanian) it's actually spelled ca-fea


So, o ceai is translated to a cup of tea, but o cafea is translated to a coffee?



It is a quirk in English that we say "a coffee" quite often to mean "a cup of coffee", but we just say "tea" or "a cup of tea" and not "a tea".


This one, like tea, is uncountable, as all liquids are. "A cup of coffee" should be accepted, as that is the correct translation. "A coffee" is slang.


"Do you want to come up for a coffee?" "I'm going for a coffee, anyone want one?" "We'll have to meet up for a coffee sometime soon."

All legitimate English sentences, whilst they are informal they are not really slang as such.


This could easily be different from country to country or region to region, but I think I would generally use "coffee" instead of "a coffee" in most of those examples. If I were going to a coffee shop for "a coffee" though, I might use the second example, but it could easily be "coffee" or "a coffee". Regardless, I agree that leaving out "cup of" isn't necessarily improper.


They're both accepted


COFFEE and A coffee, should both be accepted here as it could be translated as either. ! :(


A coffee, a juice. It's wrong. Why is it correct? Please, correct the errors in the program.


Id say coffee instead of a coffee


If Duolingo accepts "a cup of tea" for "un ceai," why not "a cup of coffee" for "o cafea"? If you wanna be consistent...


There are a lot of places where you can order “a coffee” which may come in a cup or a mug. For some unknown reason, I have yet to hear anyone say “a tea”. I don’t know if it is considered a more formal item or if “a cup of tea” and just “tea” have become ingrained as the way to do it. It is just the way it is. Coffee as an item that you can order as “a coffee” is rather a recent phenomenon, but it does exist. You can try reporting “a cup of coffee” if no one says “a coffee” in your area and indicate general location for Duolingo, but where I live the alternate would be “a mug of coffee” and I don’t believe that Duolingo accepts that either.

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