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What’s the difference between ampoule and ampoule électrique?

Hey :]

I want to know how to say light bulb in french. However, what’s the difference between ampoule and ampoule électrique?

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/light-bulb

Thanks.

April 17, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donald974

the name "ampoule" has several senses in french, the first sense is a small glass bowl .... a syringe and a bulb.... une seringue et une ampoule the second sense is a light bulb ..... une ampoule électrique ...pour éclairé une pièce the third senseis a change of in a friction on the skin.... une ampoule au pied ....quand tu as beaucoup marché

i am french and i am not sure of the quality of my english but i hope that you were able to understand my explanation

have a good day Ronald


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pour éclairer*

But yeah it's a good explanation, in general without context I'd assume that "ampoule" refers to "ampoule électrique" since it's the most common meaning nowadays however it can mean other things such as a glass vial containing a liquid (often some sort of medecine) that needs to be broken to use: http://www.leem.org/sites/default/files/319_Ampoules-support-complet-couleur-rouge.jpg

And yeah it can also mean "blister" on top of that.


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Just like "bulb" can mean "tulip bulb" or "electric light bulb"!

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