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Why is it du vin?

Why do some of the questions say Il boit du vin when wine is masculine? Wouldn't it be de vin?

June 9, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/ryoragland

"du" is compound word that represents "de le", cos that's awkward to say.

June 9, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/heloon

du is masculine and is the contraction of "de le"

June 9, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/arvore

Masculine nouns use “du” = de+le, feminine nouns use “de la” = (drumroll...) de+la

June 9, 2012
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