"Je bois du vin."

Translation:I am drinking wine.

6 years ago

38 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Emmsolo
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this pronunciation of "vin" is very difficult to understand

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thrownshadows

I agree. My first thought was "Je bois du vent" - I drink wind.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rmaurer754

There's some poetry to that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bailey_sj

I agree. Bad nasal "i" in my opinion. Brushkng up on my French, and that is wrong. It does siund more like "vent",

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hbald_

Yeah, I got 'vent'- wind- at first.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XavierFrance

Agreed

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe208476

Vous avez raison! Tres difficil pour moi aussi!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatsRul

pareil ici

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lokaltmonster

What's the difference between just "du" and "du la/l'/le"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FranciscoJxL

Du = de le. It's a contraction. So, you can have de la, de l', and du (de le).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeDanChalmers

Would, "I am drinking Wine" work as well?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolSIM

Yes it will.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexi_Ruffin19

yes? I think... But I know "I drink wine' works.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maxx02

Je bois du vin is 'I drink some wine' however Je bois de la bière is almost the same, 'I drink some beer'. Apart from wine and beer, the English is the same. I don't get du or de la concepts.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolSIM

Je bois du vin is also 'I drink wine'.

Even though there is no article needed in the English statement, you need an indefinite article while making the same statement in French. So,

  • For masculine nouns, you use de le or du.
  • For feminine nouns, you use de la.
  • For plural nouns, you use des.
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rosalba.ca9

How do you pronounce ''vin''. I hear vah.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emmsolo
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Any time you see something spelled like "in", it's pronounced as a nasalized open e. An open e sounds like eh, or the middle vowel of the word "bed". Then you nasalize the eh, giving it the brighter and more pinched tone.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshleyCanales

Why do all the words sound the same?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuiHarrison

Comes with practice, I think. If you click on the tortoise icon you can notice the words better.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akashyadav92

Could anyone explain the "du" and "de la" use?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuiHarrison

"de la" is the feminine version of "du", which is a contraction of "de le" (its incorrect to say "de le", so the contraction is obligatory).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

akash- du always go with a masculine noun, du vin, du chocolat. de la is SOME for feminine words, de la viande, de la nourriture, de la soupe.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

akash- du is always before a masculine noun. and de la in front of a feminine noun. Je mange du chocolat, only a part of the pieces in the box. je mange le chocolat, I eat all of it. Or if you have a choice, you use the definite article. Will you eat the salad or the chocolate?, LE chocolat, pas la salade. The chocolate, not the salad.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuiHarrison

It sounds like the woman said "bois" with a "v". Is there such a pronunciation rule, accent or just a common way to say?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

guiharrison- it's because it's a machine, the sound isn't perfect, in bois, no V sound.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/konejitael

Je bois miachael jackson

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian.va

would it be ok if it was Je bois le vin ,

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolSIM

No, because Le vin would be a specific type of wine you are drinking. The statement required is a general one that says you drink wine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebastian.va

merci beacoup......

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amber10201

I put, I drink of the wine. And got it wrong even though the translation said that and it never said "some." Can someone explain this to me. :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole606915

why cant it be "je bois le vin"? and the correct answer is is "je bois du vin"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poodledog13

Google translator says bois means wood

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenkinsLarry

why is it wrong when I put "I drink the wine." as apposed to "I drink some wine." or "I drink wine."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IronChickenz

i drink wine what is this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/concon50

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/concon50

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NEILHORAN13

I am so amaZAYNingly dumb that I spelled wine vin!!!!!! What is up with me?!?!?!?!!?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/15mboxall

please give me Lingots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago
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