You have to think of ueill as a combination: oo (as in "cook") followed by a y sound. So cueillir is pronounced [koo yir].
This is a variation of the letter combination euill pronounced the same way, as in feuille. The e and u change places because of the c.
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Hi Julia - Cueillir isn't spelled the way it sounds. It's more like "kuh-yir". Hope that helps!
That’s what I thought but the audio sounds more like Kay to me.
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