Una jarra… ¡Salud! | Photo: Tom Walton
In a previous post, you learnt how to order yourself a coffee in Spanish. Now let's get ourselves a beer or two!
Una Estrella >>
Una Voll Damm >>
Una mediana >>
Un quinto >>
Most Spanish people ask for their beer by name — Estrella and Voll Damm are the two most popular brands, with the latter being stronger (5.4º vs 7.2º). Bottled beer is the norm, with a mediana being 0.33 litre, a quinto 0.20 litre.
Una jarra >>
Una caña >>
If you prefer your beer out of a barrel, you want a jarra if you're thirsty or are in a hurry to party, or a caña if you want a little glass a kid might bring milk out of.
Una clara >>
Una clarita >>
In the summer, a clara is refreshing — usually being half beer, half lemon Fanta or Schweppes. (Marga's clarita there is purely a diminutive form: she'll be disappointed if her glass is smaller than the average clara!)
Un tercio >>
Un botellín >>
We've provided you with what people ask for in Barcelona; elsewhere in Spain, they call a mediana un tercio, a quinto un botellín.