What Does the French Word 'Chouette' Mean in English?

female barn owl

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The French word chouette can be a noun, adjective, or exclamation. Here are some examples of how you might use it.


une chouette (noun, feminine): owl

Regarde, une chouette!
Look, an owl!

chouette (adjective): great, nice or cool.

Ta copine est chouette.
Your girlfriend is nice.

chouette (exclamation): great, nice or cool

C'est chouette!
That's great!

Très chouette! 
Very cool!


The word chouette is pronounced [shweht].