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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?

3/8/2013, 9:24:26 AM

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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.

3/8/2013, 10:03:14 AM

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agree

3/9/2013, 8:00:51 PM

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

3/9/2013, 9:54:07 PM

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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.

3/11/2013, 2:24:20 AM
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