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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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чернослив - prunes (16th July 2011)

чернослив [cher-na-SLIF] (masculine noun) – prunes (dried plums)

Бабушка испекла пироги с черносливом. = Grandma has made prunes pies.

Это салат с черносливом и грецкими орехами. = This salad is made from prunes and walnuts.


The word "чернослив" comes from "чёрный" = black and "слива" = a plum.

Prunes are commonly used in Russian cuisine.

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