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Pinte (F)

Anglo-American size for liquids with different volumes. Because the pint in England includes 0.568 liters and in the USA 0.473 liters. Both correspond to one eighth of the gallon of the country concerned. The English pint will too Imperial Pint called. But also in many other countries pint or pinte was and is a measure with different volumes. In old dimensional systems, one pinte matched two schoppen (today is a pint but 0.5 l). In English pubs, the beer is still served in mostly half pints, which is a little less than that in Austria usual Seidel (Seitel) with 0.33 liters is.

In France there was one under King Louis XV. (1710-1774) introduced bottle size for Wine. beer and Cidre called "Pinte de Paris" with a volume of about 0.95 liters. On the other hand, the "Pinte de Châlus" (municipality in the Départemnent Haute-Vienne) comprised 2.38 liters. In the French restaurant industry today the unit of measure "half" (half liter) as Pinte, as well as in Australia since the transition to the metric system, called "(metric) pint". In Germany "Pinte" colloquially is often traditionally used as a synonym for "pub" (tavern). See also below bottles. capacity measures and wine vessels,

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