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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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скрепка - a paperclip

скрепка [SKREP-ka] (feminine noun) – a paperclip

Надо купить скрепок. = We need to buy some paperclips.

Документы были скреплены скрепкой. = The documents were held together with a paperclip.


"Скрепка" comes from the verb "скреплять" = to attach, to fasten, which in its turn comes from "крепкий" = strong, solid.

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