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Pot vs. Bocal

Frank C.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pot vs. Bocal

Why is bocal not acceptable for jar ?
Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Frank,

"Bocal" is used when the jar is usually empty or in a specific context. See the following examples:

At breakfast:

Tu me passes le pot de confiture s'il te plaît?  = Can you give me the jam jar please?

Making preserves:

Tu me passes le bocal à confiture s'il te plaît ? = Can you give me the preserving jar please?

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

In my understanding, bocal would be fine in this context. What you interpret as a "correction" of your sentence is nothing more than a way to highlight the differences between your answer and the preferred answer. It doesn't mean that what you wrote is necessarily wrong.

Pot vs. Bocal

Why is bocal not acceptable for jar ?

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