📖 Definition of the phrase "Chelou / C'est chelou / il est chelou"
The expression "Chelou" means that something is shady, unclear, hard to believe. It is the word "louche" in verlant, backwards. When we say that someone is weird, it means that he doesn't really inspire confidence, that we have difficulty understanding him, that he acts strangely.
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🗣 Pronunciation in French
🥳 Use in a close, familiar environment
"It's weird, I can't find my cell phone even though it was in my pocket. It's very strange, I wonder where it went."
"He's a weirdo, he's been looking at me funny for an hour."
"She's really weird, she asked me if I was an alien. What's her problem?"
👩🏼💻 Use in a professional, formal environment
The expression "weird" should never be used in a professional environment because it is slang.