"I drink tea or coffee."
Translation:Bevo tè o caffè.
"when the grave accent is used on an e, as in “caffè”, this vowel changes from an “ay” sound to an “eh” sound. In order to keep that strong “ay” sound on the end of a word, Italian uses the acute “é”, as in the word “perché”."
Italian mostly usually uses the "grave" accent like à è ì (il accento grave) in order to stress syllables at the ends of words. caffè is pronounced "caf-FEH" (approximately).
The occasional acute accent é appears mainly on words borrowed from other languages or to make sure that the é is pronounced "ay" and not "eh". perché is thus "per-KAY" and not "per-Keh".