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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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сочувствовать - to sympathize (7th July 2011)

сочувствовать / посочувствовать [sa-CHUS-tva-vat'/pa-sa-CHUS-tva-vat'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to sympathize

Наташа всегда мне сочувствует, если у меня проблема. = Natasha always sympathizes with me if I have a problem.

Они посочувстовали, но ничего не сделали, чтобы нам помочь. They sympathized but they didn't do anything to help us.

 

сочувствовать + Dative case (дательный падеж) = to sympathize with someone

 

Please, note that the first "в" is not pronounced.

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