Mar 27, 2014|

Spring officially sprung on March 20, 2014 and that means many are preparing to hit the road for an annual tradition, spring break! 

Unthawing from the United States’ harsh winter means people are flocking to airports and jet setting to different locations throughout the world for a week away.  According to a recent Orbitz survey the top 2014 spring break destinations include Las Vegas as well as more exotic locations like Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The itineraries for these trips vary as much as the destinations. College students might be looking to get away from the rigors of studying, while families could be craving quality time together to have unique experiences, for example learning about a new culture. With all this world travel taking place, inevitable language barriers will arise.  However, travelers rest assured because we will show you how to speak the language of coffee.

Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year*.  Here in the United States 61% of adults drink at least one cup of coffee per day**, so it is essential you know how to order your coffee when traveling throughout the globe.

 Below are pronunciations on how to say coffee in widely spoken languages across the globe.

Chinese(Cantonese): ga feh

Chinese (Mandarin): kafei

Spanish: el café

English: coffee

Hindi: kofi(pronounced (KOH-fee)

Arabic:  qahioa, qahua, qahwe

Portuguese: café

Begali: café (pronounced ka-fey)

Russian: kofe (pronounced koe-fee)

 

* http://www.realcoffee.co.uk/coffee-encyclopedia/trivia/consumption-facts/

 

**  National Coffee Association, 2014 Drinking Trends

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