Root Beer (Float) – Vocabulary

When I watch films, I tend to look for Portuguese subs and when doing that tonight, I came across two terms that I’d never seen before in Portuguese. Here they are…

Root Beer – Cerveja Preta (lit. ‘black beer’)

Root Beer Float – Vaca Preta (lit. ‘black cow’)

Now imagine having head trauma one day and only remembering how to speak English via translating Portuguese. Then you walk into a diner and ask for a black cow.

On a side note, ‘root’ in Portuguese is raiz so translating literally from English to Portuguese, one would think of asking for a ‘cerveja de raiz’, but that would be incorrect.

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