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I was watching Haneke's Time of the Wolf last night. Frequently, I couldn't hear the 'suis' in sentences where I would expect it to occur. Unhelpfully, I cannot remember a specific example, but perhaps someone said what sounded like 'Je fatigué'. Is this just my bad hearing, or slang, or is something else going on?

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    Était-il complètement absent ('Je fatigué') ou bien à moitié avalé ('Chuis fatigué') ? – Mathieu Bouville Feb 25 at 17:57
  • I guess what you heard is more of a "chuis (fatigué)" that may have sounded like "Je (fatigué)" too, as Mathieu mentionned above. This is very common and both ways may come pretty close when said rather fast. – Mat Feb 25 at 18:02
  • Thanks both - you're probably right; unfortunately, it's really not worth watching the film to make sure. :-( – Strawberry Feb 25 at 18:04
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    Duplicate of De « je suis » à « ch'u » ? – jlliagre Feb 25 at 19:15
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You have different way to say it in french, if we use Je suis fatigué. as default

We have few others informal way to say it:

Je fatigue.

J'suis fatigué.

Jsuis fatigué.

Chuis fatigué.

Ch'u fatigué.

Ch'fatigué.

please note that these are familiar and often not correct while writing, they are more used for example when speaking to a close friend or a family member

  • The problem is that Strawberry can't hear any of these forms ; "suis" is completely missing, says that person. Do people shorten the form further and say "Che fatigué"? I've never heard that. – LPH Feb 25 at 18:56
  • Thank you I just updated my answer but I didn't realise that the question was so unclear. – Ced Feb 25 at 19:13
  • You are missing Ch'u fatigué and even Ch'fatigué which is what the OP heard. This was already discussed, although in French. – jlliagre Feb 25 at 19:17
  • Thank you for your comment, I updated the answer. – Ced Feb 25 at 19:49

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