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"


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

I just listened to it and it sounds OK.


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 ;)


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.


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

I thought it sounded like an m


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.


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

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


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

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

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