Pint FAQs:


Q: Is a pint about 20% larger than the American pint since the two systems are not compatible?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint still the primary unit for draught beer and cider?

A: Yes, as it is for milk sold in returnable bottles.

Q: Was a pint legally called a "chopine" in French Canada?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint "une chopine"—and Central Europe?

A: Yes, and notably some areas of Germany and Switzerland, where "ein Schoppen" is colloquially used for roughly half a litre.

Q: Is a pint served in a 425 mL glass and a 570 mL glass is called an "imperial pint"?

A: Yes, In New Zealand, there is no longer any legal requirement for beer to be served in standard measures: in pubs, the largest size of glass, which is referred to as a pint, varies, but usually contains 425 mL.

Q: Are pints used: a liquid pint and a less-common dry pint?

A: Yes, Each of these pints is one-eighth of its respective gallon, but the gallons differ and the imperial pint is about 20% larger than the US liquid pint.

Q: Is a pint legally defined as one-eighth of a liquid gallon of precisely 231 cubic inches?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint traditionally one-eighth of a gallon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint equal to one-eighth of an imperial gallon?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a pint replaced with the metric system during the 19th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint often used as a unit for larger liquid quantities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint derived?

A: Yes, and the British corn gallon as its dry measure, from which the US dry pint is derived.

Q: Was a pint replaced by metric units as the legally defined primary unit of measure for trading by volume or capacity?

A: Yes, and except for the sale of draught beer and cider, and milk in returnable containers.

Q: Is a pint called une chopine?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint one-eighth of a dry gallon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint equal to one-eighth of a United States dry gallon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint derived?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a pint 16 US fluid ounces?

A: Yes, and making the imperial fluid ounce about 4% smaller than the US fluid ounce.