Mógłbym dostać kawy?

English Translation

Could I have some coffee, please?

Is this an idiomatic/colloquial way of saying “get a coffee”? I would have guessed it takes the accusative “kawę”.

I’m a native speaker, and both “kawy” (genitive) and “kawę” (accusative) sound correct to me.

In general, it’s acceptable to use the genitive when talking about uncountable nouns. Similarly, you can say “dostać mleka”, “dostać herbaty”, etc.

I believe this is because there’s an implied amount here, such as “dostać (filiżankę) kawy”, “dostać (szklankę) mleka”, and so on.

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