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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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отварной - boiled (26th December 2011)

отварной  [at-VAR-noy] (adjective) – bolied

В меню есть курица гриль с отварным картофелем. = There's grlled chicken with boiled potatoes on the menu.

Вы не знаете, как приготовить салат из отварной лососины? = Do you know how to make a salad with boiled salmon?


The word "отварной" is quite formal and would normally be used in a recipe book or a restaurant menu. In spoken Russian we often use the word "варёный" instead: варёная картошка = boiled potatoes.

The word comes from the verb "варить" = to boil.

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