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'de vin' vs 'du vin'

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'de vin' vs 'du vin'

Hello Kwiziq team and learners. 

l am just wandering why in the two following sentences the 'de' proposition is used differently? 

Sentence 1 - Vous êtes un amateur de vin?

Sentence 2- Vous êtes un amoureux du vin?

 

I look forward to reading the reply :)

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Paris,

That's an excellent question!

These expressions are "expression figées", aka set phrases:

un.e amoureux/euse de +[name] or du/de la/de l' + [word] or un.e amateur/trice de +[word] (the latter is far more idiomatic)

un amoureux de Shakespeare = a Shakespeare lover

une amoureuse de la nature a nature lover

un amateur de brocantes = a lover of flea markets

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

'de vin' vs 'du vin'

Hello Kwiziq team and learners. 

l am just wandering why in the two following sentences the 'de' proposition is used differently? 

Sentence 1 - Vous êtes un amateur de vin?

Sentence 2- Vous êtes un amoureux du vin?

 

I look forward to reading the reply :)

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