Coffee in Zulu!

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And it’s the one thing that can definitely be found all over the world and not just in the airports or ferry departure lounges either, but in local shops, in homes, places of work, and even at the fairground. 

What is it? Why coffee of course!

No matter how well travelled you are compared to your friends, parents, and grandparents, there is one thing that is common to us all - our love for coffee! And it’s the one thing that can definitely be found all over the world and not just in the airports or ferry departure lounges either, but in local shops, in homes, places of work, and even at the fairground. What is it? Why coffee of course! But regardless of where in the world you have been, how many of us could ask for our daily fix in another language? OK. You might know how to ask for it in French or Spanish and even if you didn’t know it, Italian - when you ask for your cafe latte, you’re speaking Italian! But what if you went to South Africa? Could you ask for it in Afrikaans (koffie) or Zulu (ikhofi)? And what about the birthplace of coffee, Arabia, they say qahioa! Or how about the Persian qéhvé? Judging by this list of how to say coffee in other languages, most words for it appear (at least in spelling) to be similar in some way to the English word, although that is often misleading in terms of how to pronounce it. But fear not! Fortune favours the brave as they say! So the next time you’re off on holiday, why not give it a go and ask for your favourite beverage in the local lingo?