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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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раковина - seashell (19th July 2011)

раковина [RA-ka-vi-na] (feminine noun) – a seashell

Когда он нырял на Средиземном море, он нашёл удивительно красивую раковину. = While he was diving in the Mediterranean, he found an incredibly beautiful shell.


A small seashell is called "ракушка". Девочка собирала ракушки на пляже. = The girl was collecting seashells on the beach.

"Раковина" also means "a sink".


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