How to Order Coffee in Russian

Learn how to order coffee in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to order coffee in Russian.

DIGH-tyeh, puh-ZHAH-luh-stuh, CHAHSH-koo KOH-feh?

We'll break that down.

DIGH-tyeh. The first word hits the accent on the first syllable.

puh-ZHAH-lu-stuh hits the accent on the second syllable.

CHAHSH-koo hits the accent on the first syllable.

KOH-feh hits the accent on the first syllable.

Putting it all together, nice and slow.

DIGH-tyeh, puh-ZHAH-luh-stuh, CHAHSH-koo KOH-feh?

One more time.

DIGH-tyeh, puh-ZHAH-luh-stuh, CHAHSH-koo KOH-feh?

Now, at a more conversational pace.

DIGH-tyeh, puh-ZHAH-luh-stuh, CHAHSH-koo KOH-feh?

Now, you try.

Great. If you didn't want coffee, you wanted tea instead, another way of saying that would be.

Stakan chaya pazhaloosta.

Stakan chaya pazhaloosta.

And that first word Stakan, the accent is on the second syllable.

Chaya is the word for tea and the accent on that is on the first syllable chaya. Pazhaloosta means please, and the accent on that is on the second syllable.

Putting it all together.

Stakan chaya pazhaloosta

One more time, nice and slow.

Stakan chaya pazhaloosta

At a normal pace.

Stakan chaya pazhaloosta

Now, you try.

Great. Going back to coffee, you can say "A cup of coffee, please" in the following fashion.

Chashkoo kofee pazhaloosta

Chashkoo kofee pazhaloosta

Chashkoo hits the accent on the first syllable. Kofee hits the accent on the first syllable. Pazhaloosta hits the accent on the second syllable.

Chashkoo kofee pazhaloosta

Now, at a normal pace.

Chashkoo kofee pazhaloosta

Now, you try.

Great. And that's how you order coffee in Russian.

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