Hello dear friends. Today I want to share a coffee with you, as today is “The Coffee Day”. I don’t know if you like to drink coffee, personally I enjoy it a lot. And, my story with coffee is a recent one, as I used to not drink coffee until 10 years ago. Everybody was surprised why I did not like coffee. While the real truth was I could not handle coffee at the time as it made my body tremble. However that time is gone and I am really enjoying my coffee time.
When I heard today was the International Day of Coffee, I wondered what can I do special today to celebrate coffee. Normally coffee time is a short celebration in itself, as I take time off from my other engagements, or have a talk with other people. So, I started to look around what to do to celebrate ‘The Coffee Day’ today and I found out several ‘rituals’ people do on October 1st.
One idea is to try a new kind of coffee for the very first time. Another way is to read about coffee, either in a coffee blog or a book about coffee. Some people memorize a quote about coffee. There were even some other nice ways to celebrate coffee. But, one celebration I liked more was to learn to order a coffee cup in different languages. So, this is what I did today: I learned how to order coffee in 10 languages. It was so much fun to do it, so I decided to share it with you my dear friends while we are having our ‘virtual’ coffee right now. So, get ready to see how people around the world order a cup of coffee:
English: May I have a cup of coffee, please?
Italian: Posso avere una tazza di caffè per favore?
Spanish: Puedo tomar una taza de café por favor?
Russian: Можно мне чашку кофе, пожалуйста? (Mozhno mne chashku kofe, pozhaluysta?)
French: Du café, s’il vous plaît.
Albanian: Nje kafe, te lutem.
German: Ich hätte gerne einen Kaffee, bitte.
Chinese: 请给我一杯咖啡。(Qǐng gěi wǒ yībēi kāfēi.)
Portuguese: Posso tomar uma xícara de café, por favor?
Arabic: هل أستطيع الحصول على فنجان قهوة من فضلك؟ (hal ‘astatie alhusul ealaa fnjan qahwatan min fadalk?)
It was a great fun, especially to hear the audio version in each language. Unfortunately, I had not enough time to learn by heart all of them today, but I promise I’ll make a video next October 1st, where you’ll see me to kindly order a cup of coffee in 20 foreign languages -:)
But, what I can do today is to share with you which of the audio versions in Google Translate was nicer for me. I enjoyed very much the Spanish version of ordering a coffee. The voice of the Spanish lady was warm and sound like a celebration of coffee in itself -:)
Should you like to have some funny moments and to celebrate the wonderful coffee, repeat what I did today and let me know which is your favorite language to order a cup of coffee. Attention! Your native language is not accepted to be part of the voting. Looking forward to hear your winning language.
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