"Kaffe är en dryck."
Translation:Coffee is a beverage.
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Hello! ( I'm sorry for my English )
As the word ''caffee'' is not countable, what pronoun does the word ''kaffe'' have please? If ''Jag dricker kaffe = I drink / I'm drinking coffee'', how would you say ''I'm drinking a coffee / I'm drinking a cup of coffee'' please?
Thank you very much!
To say "I'm drinking a cup of coffee" is: "Jag dricker en kopp kaffe." If you were to drink a glass of coffee, it would be "Jag dricker ett glas kaffe". You take the gender of the container rather than the drink itself.
NB: Kaffe in itself is an ett word. But, you generally wouldn't refer to "a coffee" (since it's uncountable). The coffee = kaffet.
Hope that helps!
Im convinced during conversational swedish that a lot of sounds are just dropped. Because Ive been learning Swedish for over 2 weeks now and watch swedish youtubers doing conversational stuff and sounds just blur together and/or are dropped. The only time I hear most swedish words are when they do the "slowed down swedish" versions
Its so hard coming from learning German because my German teacher was such a strict one on proper pronunciation and would drill the class until we got it right. So the german I remember, I say EVERYTHING because im always scared she is watching and listening. And now im learning swedish and half of the sounds I try to make I dont need to make because they just blur together like a van gogh painting XD
No-one in the English speaking world uses beverage to describe any kind of drink, apart from Duolingo that is
- McDonald's: "Drinks & Beverages menu" (https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/full-menu/drinks.html)
- Starbucks: "Chocolate beverages", "Espresso beverages", and more (https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks)
- The Guardian: "Globally, it’s not uncommon for non-alcoholic beverages to be sold in the same system as alcoholic beverages." (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/07/coca-cola-launch-first-alcoholic-drink-japan)
And so on. It's definitely in use all over the English-speaking world, from local cafés to multinational corporations.