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I know what “du coup” means. What does “pour le coup” mean and how does one use it?

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«Pour le coup» usually means "in this instance", but it can mean "in this case/consequently".

The internaute site cautions that it is an older usage and generally poorly employed in this sense.

The TLFi entry lacks a specific synonym, but seems to suggest its use as being something like "exactly for this case".

(The Academy is not very useful.)

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Du coup means something like "therefore, then" but is colloquial.

Du coup, tu as gagné ! → Then, you win!

Pour le coup might mean various things depending on the context like This time, At once.

Pour le coup, tu as raison ! → This time, you are right!

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    Larousse le marque familier aussi. Je pensais que c'était un équivalent de l'anglais FWIW. – user3177 Jan 30 '16 at 14:56
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J'ajouterai que "Pour le coup" porte une connotation d'unicité(uniqueness) ou d'intensité. Pour reprendre l'exemple d'au dessus, "Pour le coup, tu as raison." : Cette fois-ci tu as raison. Pas les autres fois.

Alors que du coup, est un simple constat.

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