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кофе (kofe)

  1. coffee


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First attested in 1653. Ultimately from Arabic قَهْوَة (qahwa, coffee, a brew, wine).



ко́фе (kófem inan, n inan (indeclinable)

  1. coffee (in the form of a beverage)
    чёрный ко́феčórnyj kófeblack coffee
    ко́фе с молоко́мkófe s molokómmilk coffee / white coffee
    кре́пкий ко́феkrépkij kófestrong coffee
    ча́шка ко́феčáška kófea cup of coffee
  2. coffee (in the form of beans)
    ко́фе в зёрнахkófe v zjórnaxwhole-bean coffee
    молотый ко́феmolotyj kófeground coffee
    растворимый ко́феrastvorimyj kófeinstant coffee
    ко́фе без кофеинаkófe bez kofeinadecaf

Usage notesEdit

  • The word ко́фе is masculine, but is often informally treated as neuter: горячее ко́фе. Such usage is usually frowned upon by educated people.
  • The word ко́фе is indeclinable, but may sometimes be declined into some cases, usually for humorous effect: налить кофю (partitive case, rare); нет кофя (genitive); угостить кофем (instrumental).
  • Since the lack of declension is inconvenient for some people, the diminutive forms of ко́фе, кофеёк (kofejók) or the dated form кофий (kofij), are sometimes used.

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