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Que veut dire le mot « chui »?

Donc, sous l'effet du choc, mes yeux se ferment puis s'ouvrent d'un coup. Et après, chuis réveillée et de super bonne humeur pour la journée.

This was part of a story I was reading. However, I can't find the meaning of this word, even in Google Translate.

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marked as duplicate by Knu, Gilles Oct 24 '11 at 21:11

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See also… – PhiLho Oct 24 '11 at 16:10
For Discworld's nerds : Granny Weatherwax's “I atten't dead” is translated as “Chus pas morte”. – Evpok Oct 24 '11 at 20:49
Chuis même sulcu. – Romain VALERI Jul 20 '12 at 12:37

« Chuis » means in all contexts that I know « je suis. » (Derived like: Je suis -> j'suis -> chuis )

This is a very informal, kind of lazy, way to talk. You probably won't hear it from people above 40 (as of today).

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In some parts of Québec, "chuis" is sometimes even further shortened to "chu". – Joubarc Oct 24 '11 at 5:45
@Saeed Neamati: Where did you see it written down? We rarely encounter this kind of spoken language written down outside blogs and such like. I must admit I do not read teenage literature, I might be surprised if I did! – Laure Oct 24 '11 at 7:24
@Laure Queneau? I don't know if he used chuis specifically, but he's a famous author, often studied in school, who wrote down a lot of spoken language. – Gilles Oct 24 '11 at 21:10

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