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Spanish lesson: idioms with CAÑA

Spanish lesson: idioms with CAÑA

Do you know what does mean the Spanish word ‘caña’? And do you know the idioms and expressions that we have in Spanish with this word? Well, pay attention because they are very common and useful in Spanish:

“La caña” is the stem of a type of plant (Gramineae): it’s elongated and hollow inside, like bamboo; but the word “caña” has other meanings, too…

¡UNA CAÑA POR FAVOR!  ¡NO, MEJOR DOS!
When we go to a bar in Spain and want a beer we can ask for it in a bottle or can, but we also have the option to ask for it in a glass: we ask for “una caña“.

ME HE COMPRADO UNAS BOTAS DE CAÑA ALTA EN LAS REBAJAS
We also use “caña” when we’re talking about boots: if they’re knee-high, they are “de caña alta”, and if they only come up to mid-shin they are “botas de media caña“.

¡DALE CAÑA!
We also have the expressions “dar caña” or “meter caña“, which mean ‘to increase the speed at which you do something, to rush.
-Si no te das caña no podrás acabar el trabajo. / If you don’t hurry up you won’t be able to finish your work.

However, it could also mean ‘to speak badly of someone’.

¡QUÉ CAÑA!
And last but perhaps the most important: when we want to express our admiration or surprise for something, we say “QUÉ… CAÑA!”

 

Así que ya sabéis, tenemos “caña” para todos. Pasad un buen día : ))

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Do you know what does mean the Spanish word 'caña'? And do you know the idioms and expressions that we have in<strong> Spanish with this word? Well, pay attention because they are very common and useful in Spanish.
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