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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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мизинец - little finger (7th October 2011)

мизинец [mi-ZI-nets] (masculine noun) – a little finger

Эту ноту нужно играть мизинцем правой руки. = This note should be played with the little finger of the right hand.

У неё на мизинце было кольцо с крупным бриллиантом. = She was wearing a ring with a large diamond on her little finger.


"Мизинец" used to mean "youngest son" in old Russian, that's why it's the word for the shortest finger.

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