Common French Word: Un Bouchon

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The French noun "un bouchon" is pronounced, "boo-shon," and means "cork," stopper," "top," "plug," "cap," or "traffic jam."

Examples


Ce vin sent le bouchon - This wine is corked.

Où est le bouchon pour cette carafe? - Where's the stopper for this carafe?

Related: boucher - to cork, plug, block; un bouche-trou - stop-gap

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Lawless, Laura K. "Common French Word: Un Bouchon." ThoughtCo, Jul. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/un-bouchon-vocabulary-1371660. Lawless, Laura K. (2017, July 15). Common French Word: Un Bouchon. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/un-bouchon-vocabulary-1371660 Lawless, Laura K. "Common French Word: Un Bouchon." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/un-bouchon-vocabulary-1371660 (accessed October 21, 2017).