Bonbon

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bonbon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔ̃ˈbɔ̃ː/, /bɔŋˈbɔŋ/ (prescriptive standard; chiefly southern in practice)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔm.bɔŋ/ (usual in northern and central Germany)
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  • Hyphenation: Bon‧bon

Noun[edit]

Bonbon n, m (genitive Bonbons, plural Bonbons)

  1. hard candy
  2. (regional, including Austria) sweet, candy in general

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is almost exclusively neuter in northern and central Germany. The masculine is quite common in the south.

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