Quick answer
"Coffee" is a noun which is often translated as "el café", and "tea" is a noun which is often translated as "el té". Learn more about the difference between "coffee" and "tea" below.
coffee(
ka
-
fi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beverage)
a. el café
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Two coffees, please!¡Dos cafés, por favor!
2. (botany)
a. el café
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The climate is ideal for growing coffee.El clima es ideal para el cultivo de café.
3. (color)
a. el café
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Coffee is a color that you may like for your living room.El café es un color que te puede gustar para tu living.
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tea(
ti
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beverage)
a. el té
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I drink chamomile tea to relax before bed.Tomo té de manzanilla para relajarme antes de dormir.
2. (meal) (United Kingdom)
a. la merienda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I will bring some biscuits for tea.Llevaré galletas para la merienda.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(information)
a. los chismes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He always gives me the tea on our neighbors.Siempre me pasa los chismes sobre nuestros vecinos.
b. los cotilleos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You should ask Paula about the party. She always has the tea.Deberías preguntar a Paula sobre la fiesta . Siempre tiene buenos cotilleos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rumor)
a. el chisme
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have the tea on the new student: he was expelled for plagiarism.Tengo un chisme sobre el nuevo estudiante: fue expulsado por plagio.
b. el cotilleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Marco spilled the tea about his best friend to the entire soccer team.Marco le contó un cotilleo sobre su mejor amigo a todo el equipo de fútbol.
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