Monday, 31 October 2011


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) 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: Piña
*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “piña” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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