I wrote yesterday about how “more coffee” are two of the most beautiful words in the English language. Because it’s true: there’s nothing that brings me more joy than being in a restaurant and having someone come over with a freshly brewed pot and saying “More coffee?” Yes please!
But then it occurred to me: the idea of “more coffee” is universal. So it would be beautiful in any language.
However, I really don’t have much knowledge of languages other than English. I have my high-school French, some Italian, and Spanish gleaned from watching Sesame Street and reading the Spanish ads on the subways. So I’m guessing on these—don’t hesitate to correct me if these are wrong:
Italian: più di caffè
Spanish: más café
French: plus de café
How do you say “more coffee” in other languages? German? Russian? Yiddish? Chinese? Lao? Bantu? Hindi? Etc etc etc?
Bonus points for knowing how to say it in languages not often heard, like Basque, Irish, Hawaiian, wacky dialects, etc.