Monday, 31 October 2011

Piña

La palabra de hoy es: 'piña' = pineapple/ pine cone/ etc.

In Spanish, the word 'piña' is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the meaning of which could be:
  • pineapple (the fruit of the pineapple palm tree) 
  • pine cone (the fruit of the pine tree)
The noun 'piña' may be also used in Spanish to refer to:
  • A corn cob
  • A heavy blow (thump)
  • A blow with fist (punch)
  • A very close knit group of people (clan/ group)
  • A special knot in the seafaring world

A couple of expressions containing the noun 'piña' in them are:
  • Piña colada (pina colada- a drink/ cocktail)
  • Hacer piña (to rally round or stick together)

 A couple of examples of the use of the word 'piña' are:
  • Tengo una receta para hacer piña colada (I have a pina colada recipe)
  • Hay que hacer piña para salir adelante (we need to stick together to survive)

Love-Spanish.com loves the word 'piña' in the YouTube clip with the unofficial Spanish Team Anthem for the 2010 World Cup: Himno De la Selección Española "Todos Somos Una Piña"
 
For more on the word 'piña', visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Piña
 
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “piña” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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