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"Eine Flasche Wein"

why should I say "Eine Flasche Wein" and not "Eine Wein Flasche"? The adjective should be before the noun, no?

10/26/2012, 9:25:14 AM

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"Wein" is not an adjective. "eine Flasche Wein" refers to the amount of wine or the bottle and its content, whereas "eine Weinflasche" refers to the actual bottle (the container).

10/26/2012, 9:46:07 AM

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You could use both - ore more clearly connect the second form into "Weinflasche" but the meaning is different. The first tells you that you have a bottle of wine. The second tells you that you have a wine bottle (without any knowledge if there's the wine inside or not).

10/26/2012, 9:40:35 AM

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eine Weinflasche. Germans and Dutch connect more words than dots.

10/27/2012, 10:08:03 PM

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Eine Flasche Wein: A bottle of wine |
Eine Wein Flasche: A wine bottle.

10/27/2012, 4:18:05 AM
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