Learn the French Word 'Coucou'

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The French word "coucou," [koo koo] can be used as an exclamation meaning "hello" or "hi." It is similar to the English excalamation, "peek-a-boo!" It is also used to refer to the cuckoo clock.


  • Coucou, Pierre, c'est moi !Hi, Pierre, it's me!
  • Coucou, il y a quelqu'un ?Hello, is anyone there?
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