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Kéven Breton writes about how autumn is the perfect season to be boring and stay home in La saison parfaite pour être plate (The perfect season to be boring), which appeared on Urbania.

Kéven admits to liking when someone cancels plans at the last minute because then, as he says, je peux rester chenous. I can stay home.

Chenous? It’s an informal way of saying chez nous and, in this example, it’s synonymous with chez moi.

But why didn’t Kéven say chez moi if he was only talking about himself?

The plural forms are often used like this — chez nous, chez vous, chez eux instead of chez moichez toi, chez lui/elle.

If you hear someone say chez nous, or like Kéven said, chenous, it doesn’t necessarily mean that person lives with someone…

je veux rester chenous
I want to stay home, chez moi

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