DID YOU KNOW... Swedes drink on average 2kg more of coffee than the rest of Europe?
Finland is leader in coffee consumption. Sweden is only 6th place. Get your facts straight. Might still be that Sweden is 2kg above average.
You mean är? It sort of gets elided with 'en' and the 'e' in 'kaffe', so it's more like 'kaffe-e-en dryck'
However in this case the voice actually pronounces it like "är". She says "Kaffeärendryck."
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!
The word listed in the vocab at the start was "drycker", but this is in the form "dryck"... what's the difference?
Dryck came from the verb dricker which mean drinking but why is this one means beverage ?
I think it's pretty logical: if you create a noun from a verb that means 'drinking', the noun should mean 'something you drink', right?
Oh dang sorry I'm quite confused on the word beverage itself why not just use "drink" I thought it meant smt else
Mariiem, In speaking U. S. English, "a drink is more common to say than "a beverage". They both mean the same. "Beverage" sounds more formal.
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.