"How many coffees do you drink?"
Translation:Quanti caffè bevi?
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'Quanti' and 'quante' both mean 'how many'. 'Quanti' is masculine; 'quante' is feminine.
e.g. Quanti libri leggi. Quante mele mangi.
'Quanto' and 'quanta' both mean 'how much'. 'Quanto' is masculine; 'quanta' is feminine.
e.g. Quanto zucchero mangi. Quanta acqua bevi (or quant'acqua bevi).
In English we usually say, "How many cups of coffee do you drink?" The given sentence (how many coffees) is not what most people would say. But when I translated "Quanti caffè bevi?" by "how many cups of coffee...." I was told it was wrong because I made coffee singular.
Coffee is an uncountable noun in English. The noun cup in English is a countable noun; therefore, one can answer with "four cups". Sometimes a phrase is grammatically incorrect but perfectly fine to say in conversation. However, in this case, "how many coffees" is neither grammatically correct to say in English, nor do I personally ever hear anyone saying that in conversation. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
That would be under tips in an earlier lesson when it talks about conjugating verbs. In general, when the ends in "ere": I -- "o" You -- "i" You all -- "ete" He/she/it (singular) -- "a/e" They (plural) -- "no" We -- "iamo"
You see this just with am/are/is. Sono, sei, siete, è, sono, siamo. With drink, bevo, bevi, bevete, beve, bevono, beviamo.
Hope this helps.
"Caffi" doesn't exist. (Maybe it's a family name, but not a word.)
"Caffè" doesn't change with the plural. I think all the words ending with an accent (and with consonant) don't change with the plural.
Il caffè -> i caffè
La verità -> le verità
Il gas -> i gas
Il neon -> i neon
L'hotel -> gli hotel
Il comò -> i comò
I cannot say, "How many coffees . . .?" in my native English language even in conversation, because in my head I would be correcting the incorrect English grammar. Coffee is a non-countable noun. Cups of coffee are countable. Liquids (milk, water) are one type of an uncountable noun. .
They match the thing they are describing the quantity for in gender (masculine and feminine) and number (singular and plural). So here it is "coffees" (caffè), which is masculine plural.
"Quanto" and "quanta" are singular, so they usually go with uncountable things (things you can't count) and mean "how much":
Quanta farina? How much flour? ("Farina" is feminine, so you use the feminine singular.)
Quanto zucchero? How much sugar? ("Zucchero" is masculine singular.)
"Quanti" and "quante" are used for countable things, meaning "how many":
Quanti uomini? How many men? ("Uomini" is masculine plural.)
Quante donne? How many women? ("Donne" is feminine plural.)