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Translation coucou

Hello everyone! I had to translate the sentence Hi, how are you? So I wrote: Coucou, comment-vas tu? It signed me coucou as wrong. Why?

May 21, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

It is very colloquial, but correct. Duo expects you to say salut or bonjour.


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

Duo corrected me : Salut, tu vas bien?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vu7xENbj

Maybe the Duo owl does not like coucous?

Try to use "Salut" next time.


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

The word "coucou" isn't often used. We use it only for people we love most (that's weird to use it with people you don't know or you know a little.). Most of the time, only girls use it. The best is to say "salut" (for your friends, your family, someone who is as old as you, etc) or "bonjour" (more formal)

And I'm a native


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

Merci beaucoup !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus390025

They don't like slang. I've tried mec and gars and they are not accepted either.

It's best to stick to the script.

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