Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Arabic Coffee

Coffee came into English via the Dutch word koffie. However the Dutch word is probably derived from the Arabic word qahwah which originally referred to a type of wine. 

12 comments:

  1. Yes! And... Arabic coffee is a symbol of generosity,
    pride and hospitality for the Arabs....

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  2. I thought it was from the New Yorkino word, cawfee.

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  3. Well lots whine when they don't get it

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  4. well isn't that amazing,,

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  5. Weird!
    Btw, It took me a few seconds to realize that ''qahwah'' sounds almost the same as ukrainian word for coffee - ''cava'', we use the word ''cofe'' as well, but it's a slang.

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  6. I didn't know that. I suppose coffee is a 'wine' of sorts to some of us!

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  7. Interesting but I don't drink coffee or wine. Never liked the taste of either.

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