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чувак  [choo-VAK] (masculine noun) – dude, man, guy

А кто этот чувак? Ты его раньше здесь видел? = Who is that guy? Have you seen him here before?

У тебя что, чувак, совсем крыша поехала? =  Dude, are you nuts?

Adjectives: genders


In Russian adjectives almost always precede nouns (like in English). They are conjugated according to the gender of the noun that follows them. Compare:

большой дом = a big house

большая собака = a big dog

большое письмо = a big letter

The adjectives that precede masculine nouns end in "ой", "ий" or "ый": хороший (good), высокий (tall), добрый (kind), синий (blue).

The adjectives that precede feminine nouns end in "ая" or "яя": хорошая (good), высокая (tall), добрая (kind), синяя (blue).

The adjectives that precede neuter nouns end in "ое" or "ее": высокое (tall), хорошее (good), доброе (kind), синее (blue).



Look and listen:

большой = big (masculine)

большая = big (feminine)

большое = big (neuter)


хороший = good (masculine)

хорошая = good (feminine)

хорошее = good (neuter)


высокий = tall (masculine)

высокая = tall (feminine)

высокое = tall (neuter)


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