el café
-the coffee
See the entry for café.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (beverage)
a. coffee
Yo por las mañanas siempre tomo café.I always drink coffee in the morning.
2. (establishment)
a. café
Hemos quedado en un café del centro.We have arranged to meet at a café downtown.
b. coffee shop
Estoy buscando un café con WiFi para poder estudiar.I'm looking for a coffee shop with WiFi so that I can study.
3. (color)
a. brown
El tono que busco es más café.The shade I'm looking for is more brown.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. brown
Me compré unos zapatos café para ir con mi cinturón.I bought brown shoes to go with my belt.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bebida)
a. coffee
café americanolarge weak black coffee
café cortadocoffee with a dash of milk
café expresoexpresso
café instantáneo o solubleinstant coffee
café irlandésIrish coffee
café con lechewhite coffee
café molidoground coffee
café negroblack coffee
café perfumadocoffee with alcohol
café tintoblack coffee
2. (establecimiento)
a. café
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. coffee-colored
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1 (Botánica) (bebida) coffee
café café real coffee; coffee that really is coffee
café americano large black coffee
café cerrero (And) strong black coffee
café completo (S. Cone) continental breakfast
café con leche white coffee; coffee with milk; coffee with cream; (EEUU) (homosexual) queer (muy_familiar); fag (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
café cortado coffee with a dash of milk
café descafeinado decaffeinated coffee
café en grano coffee beans
; (p)
Algosa, S. A., compañía dedicada a la fabricación y comercialización de [café en grano,] acaba de firmar un acuerdo de colaboración conla multinacional Jacobs Suchard.
café exprés expresso coffee
café helado iced coffee
café instantáneo instant coffee
café irlandés Irish coffee
café molido ground coffee
café negro (small) black coffee
café pintado (And)café quemado (Caribe) coffee with a drop of milk
café solo black coffee
café soluble instant coffee
café tinto (Latinoamérica) black coffee
café torrefacto roasted coffee
café tostado roasted coffee
2 (cafetería) café; coffee shop
café cantante café with entertainment
3 (S. Cone) (reprimenda) ticking-off (familiar)
mal café
estar de mal café to be in a bad mood; (Centroamérica) to be out of sorts; tener mal café (genio) to have a nasty temper; (intenciones) to have evil intentions
color café brown; café avellana (como adj) nut-brown
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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