michal (saintpascale) wrote in linguaphiles,
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French Slang

My French teacher in middle school liked to tell us a lot of French slang words that we could maybe use with our friends. She said once that the French say "C'est chouette" as a way of saying "that's awesome!" or "cool!" But "une chouette" is an owl. It's really funny and doesn't make that much sense to say owl as a synonym for something nice. Does "chouette" truly mean cool or was she completely wrong? 
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