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

"Un vin"

December 25, 2012

9 Comments


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

The audio really isn't clear on this one. I listened to the slower one a few times and the v sounded like an m, like "un main" or "un min"

December 25, 2012

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

I just listened to it and it sounds OK.

December 26, 2012

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

Un pain / un vin ... sounds the same to the untrained ear on regular laptop speakers. We lose hearts for not having Hi Def sound systems :)

Plus "un vin" sounds stupid to me. "Un verre du vin" makes much more sense.

Keep up the great work guys ;)

December 28, 2012

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

On second part of your question: "un vin" means an indefinite wine, which can be red of white, Bordeaux or Bourgogne, etc.

"un verre du vin" would be correct in a sentence like "donne-moi un verre DU vin qui est sur la table" (give me a glass OF THE wine that is on the table).

"a glass of wine" is "un verre de vin" because it is a portion of an uncountable thing.

December 29, 2012

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

I thought it sounded like an m

December 29, 2012

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

Please to Google/Translation and type "un vin" in the French-English section, then click on the loud speaker, she says it perfectly. Then practice! You may even type "vin, vent, vont" and practice the differences between nasal sounds.

December 29, 2012

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

So why is wine masculin and an apple feminine? I don't understand...

January 8, 2013

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

Hey - just found out, from that list, that my country (Norway) is a feminin exeption..!

January 9, 2013
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