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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



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.


Both "einen Wein" and "ein Glas Wein" are fine.


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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