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Question about "es" and "das"

For example:

"Es ist Wein." Shouldn't it be "Das ist Wein?" And if it's not, then why?

July 16, 2012

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

They are both right. If you want I can formulate two different contexts, but that is not necessary. In general you can use one for the other.


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

The main difference is that "es" means "it" and "Das" means "that" so "Es ist Wein." means "It is wine." while "Das ist Wein." means "That is wine."

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