The imperial pint consists of 20 imperial fluid ounces and the US liquid pint is 16 US fluid ounces. The imperial fluid ounce is about 4% smaller than the US fluid ounce.
A full pint glass. The fill line indicates a half pint.
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Why is pint pronounced with a long i?
The word pint comes from Old/Middle French pinte (the sources I’ve looked at differ in the terminology). It seems that in many cases, vowels in Middle French words were taken into Middle English as long vowels even when they were followed by consonant clusters which would normally indicate a short pronunciation.
How do you say pint in American?
How do you say pint of pint?
What is a pint?
The definition of a pint is a liquid measurement equal to 16 fluid ounces in the U.S. and slightly more in British measure, or a container that holds this amount of fluid. A unit of liquid volume or capacity in the US Customary System, equal to 16 fluid ounces or 28.88 cubic inches (about 0.47 liter).
Do British people say pint?
Pint. A pint is 568ml using the Imperial system. In British bars and pubs pints of beer (or half-pints) are served. We use pint to mean a beer in a pub.
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