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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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черепаха - tortoise (12th December 2011)

черепаха  [che-re-PA-ha] (feminine noun) – a tortoise, a turtle

Черепаха спряталась в панцирь. = The tortoise hid inside its shell.


We compare someone with a tortoise if we think they are doing something too slowly: 

Что ты ползёшь как черепаха! = Hurry up! (literally: why are you crawling like a tortoise)

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