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"Uma garrafa de vinho, por favor."

Translation:A bottle of wine, please.

March 3, 2014



Why is "do" not used instead of "de"? de + o vinho = do vinho? I get confused in this area. Thanks!


Because it makes it specific: do vinho = of the wine. You can use it to specify: Uma garrafa do vinho Bordeaux, for instance.


"de" is general. If you use "dO", you are talking about some specific wine, once that "o" is the masculine definite article. Eg: a bottle OF wine / a bottle of THE wine.

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