"The cans are in this cupboard."
Translation:Les boîtes de conserve sont dans ce placard.
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Not all conserve is jam. It also means any "preserve". All canned food is preserved - that's why it lasts so long.
Hi. I don't think this is about jam at all. Further to Ripcurlgirl's link above it's worth having a look in Collins Translator. Here are a few examples that I found when I entered "canned food": Je vais ouvrir une conserve = I’ll open a tin. des petits pois en conserve = tinned peas. Ce n’est pas bon de manger tous les jours des conserves. It’s not healthy to eat tinned food every day If you enter "tinned food" you get: "aliments en conserve" Clearly there are some idioms going on here in both languages.