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못찾겠다 꾀꼬리?

What does this phrase mean? In English it translates as "I can't seem to find the nightingale." Does it have a special meaning for the game of hide-and-seek?

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    Yes, your translation is almost right. 못찾겠다 means "I can't find you any more"
    and 꾀꼬리 is the nightingale. It's a rule of the game called 숨바꼭질(hide-and-seek) in Korea. When a tagger gives up to find the others in the game, the tagger have to shout that words.

    "못찾겠다. 꾀꼬리." means "I give up! I can't find you. Show me where you are! "

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