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Glass of Wine

On Memrise I was shown the phrase 'einen Wein' to be equivalent to 'ein Glas Wein'. What's the verdict on that?

March 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

In English you can say "a beer", but "a wine" sounds less natural to me. However, you can say that in German and I think they chose the most natural translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julika

Well, allow me to be nitpicky =) "einen Wein" suggests that someone wants wine and pretty much any wine that there is. Not a particular one, just "a wine". "ein Glass Wein" suggests that someone wants a glass full of wine, maybe of a wine that had been specified before, not a particular size of glass, but not just a sip and not a bottle.

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