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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?

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порочный - vicious (3rd October 2011)

порочный [pa-ROCH-niy] (adjective) – vicious

Учитель сказал, что у Петрова порочные наклонности. = The teacher said that Petrov had a vicious streak.

Это порочный круг: без работы не найдёшь жилья, а без жилья не найдёшь работы. = It's a vicious circle: you can't find accommodation without a job, and you can't find a job without accommodation.

 

порочный круг - a vicious circle

порок - vice

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