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People are socially distanced at SHIBAFU DE CAFE in Hibiya Park in Tokyo on Friday.

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What language is "de" and what do they suppose it means?

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What language is "de" and what do they suppose it means?

で (de) is a Japanese particle referring to the location/means upon/at/by which an action takes place.

Shibafu means grass. So the name would be along the lines of 'the cafe on the grass'.

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Portuguese.

Meaning: from. denoting possession, (and more).

Used in Spanish, French, Romanian and Romanche. The Basques use it too.

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Portuguese.

Meaning: from. denoting possession, (and more).

Used in Spanish, French, Romanian and Romanche. The Basques use it too. Romanche. The Basques use it too.

I feel the order would be reversed if it were from one of those languages - it would be cafe de shibafu (cafe of the grass). Shibafu de cafe follows a common Japanese phrasing, and as this is Japan...

If you speak Japanese, it’s easier to recognize.

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Nice idea, but the tables need to be under trees or parasols. Sitting directly in the sun for coffee or a meal can be quite unpleasant, not to mention unhealthy.

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で (de) is a Japanese particle referring to the location/means upon/at/by which an action takes place.

Shibafu means grass. So the name would be along the lines of 'the cafe on the grass'.

I feel the order would be reversed if it were from one of those languages - it would be cafe de shibafu (cafe of the grass). Shibafu de cafe follows a common Japanese phrasing, and as this is Japan...

If you speak Japanese, it’s easier to recognize.

Correct !!..

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