What Does Un Champ Mean in English?

Sunrise over field of crops in France
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The French word un champ, pronounced "sha(n)," means field, area (both literally and figuratively). 

Examples and Common Expressions

Il s'est égaré dans le champ de maïs - He got lost in the cornfield.

Le champ de nos études est trop étroit - Our field of study is too narrow.

Related: sur-le-champ - right away; avoir du champ - to have elbowroom; prendre du champ - to step back (figuratively), champêtre (adj) - rural.

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