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Mehlpackung vs Mehltüte

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by linguos, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. linguos

    linguos Senior Member

  2. newg

    newg Senior Member

    London, UK
    Mehlsack, vielleicht?

    Ein Sack Mehl?
    Ein Paket Mehl?
  3. Roy776

    Roy776 Senior Member

    German & AmE
    I'd say 'eine Packung Mehl', nothing else. Paket and Tüte are also okay (although I'd never use them), but Sack sounds weird to me. Ein Sack is bigger than such a small Packung :)
  4. newg

    newg Senior Member

    London, UK
    Stimmt. Dann können wir auch sagen:

    Ein Sackerl Mehl :D
  5. Roy776

    Roy776 Senior Member

    German & AmE
    We should first take into consideration what variety of German he wants to learn before we go there :D
  6. Hutschi

    Hutschi Senior Member

    Dresden, Universum
    German, Germany
    the question is ambigeous to me.
    But I will answer it:

    With content it is:

    eine Tüte Mehl
    ein Paket Mehl ("ein Päckchen Mehl" is smaller than in your picture.)

    but mostly I just tell them the amount:
    1 kg Mehl
    or coll.: 1 Kilo Mehl

    (It is usually in kg packages).

    without content it is

    eine Mehltüte.


    You can say "eine Packung Mehl" - but this is used seldom.

    the rule is:
    1. amount - 2. kind

    eine Tüte Mehl
    ein Kilo Kuchenmehl
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
  7. linguos

    linguos Senior Member

    Vielen Dank, Hutschi! :)

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