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    Please explain the concepts of "made of" and "made from".

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    Consider this,
    A chair is made of wood because you can still see the wood. Wine is made from grapes because you cannot see the grapes anymore.

    Difference between 'made of' and 'made from'

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    A chair is made of wood.
    Paper is made from wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    A chair is made of wood.
    Paper is made from wood.
    Here's a mind-bender:
    Ex: Honey is made from honey.


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    Here's a mind-bender:
    Ex: Honey is made from honey.


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    In Russia we make a light alcoholic liquid called 'medovuha'. It is made from honey. 'Med' (pronounced 'Myod') means 'honey'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    In Russia we make a light alcoholic liquid called 'medovuha'. It is made from honey. 'Med' (pronounced 'Myod') means 'honey'.
    In England and in Ireland they make an alcoholic drink from honey called "Mead", looks like it comes from a similar linguistic root. (the word, not the honey)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In England and in Ireland they make an alcoholic drink from honey called "Mead", looks like it comes from a similar linguistic root. (the word, not the honey)
    Medovukha (Russian: Медовуха) is a Russianhoney-based alcoholic beverage very similar to mead. These two words are related and go back to the Proto-Indo-European *meddhe, honey. In Ukrainian, it is known as Medovuha. Known in Russia since pagan times, it remained popular well into the 19th century (unlike in Western Europe, where mead is traditionally associated with the Middle Ages).

    Medovukha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Medovukha (Russian: Медовуха) is a Russianhoney-based alcoholic beverage very similar to mead. These two words are related and go back to the Proto-Indo-European *meddhe, honey. In Ukrainian, it is known as Medovuha. Known in Russia since pagan times, it remained popular well into the 19th century (unlike in Western Europe, where mead is traditionally associated with the Middle Ages).

    Medovukha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thanks for the reference Soup, there are companies in England and Ireland who still make mead today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americanteacher View Post
    Please explain the concepts of "made of" and "made from".
    This one has been asked and answered before. Go to:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In England and in Ireland they make an alcoholic drink from honey called "Mead", looks like it comes from a similar linguistic root. (the word, not the honey)
    Do you think this drink can have something to do with the word 'meadow'?

    By the way, the russian word for 'bear' is 'medvedj', i.e the one who knows where honey can be found.

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