Caña = draft beer?
Anyone ever heard this? I've always heard it used as cane as in "caña de pescar" for fishing pole etc. but I came across a program that uses it as "beer". Anyone ever hear this?
Well, it's good that a language is a living creature but sometimes it causes problems... For a few days I've been trying to establish what the word caña means but it seems that I am fighting a losing battle. Some say this is beer, others say that it's a glass of WINE and here I see: that is a glass of beer. What can I say....? If you are curious about other names for this respectable drink, see the discussion topic other words for "cerveza" Here's to you all! :D
"Caña" is also an alcoholic beverage, but it has nothing to do with beer in this aception. This is what I've found about it: "Caña: Una bebida alcohólica realizada a partir de la caña de azúcar, similar al ron blanco"
When I lived in Spain, "caña" would be used for a draw of beer. I've never heard it used that way in either Venezuela or Mexico.
This is what makes Spanish so much fun! There are so many varieties of vocabulary that a person is constantly challenged...
caña feminine noun
1- cane (planta); reed (de río, de estanque)
- caña de azúcar -> sugarcane
2- small glass of beer (de cerveza) (peninsular Spanish) also: