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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