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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?

October 26, 2012

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[deactivated user]

    "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).


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

    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).


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

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


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

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

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