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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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подержанный [pa-DER-zha-niy] (adjective) – second-hand, used

На этом сайте много объявлений о продаже подержанных автомобилей. = There are lots of ads about used cars for sale on this website.

Здесь продаётся подержанная одежда. = They sell second-hand clothes here.


"Подержанный" comes from the verb "держать" = to keep, to hold.


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