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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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трещина - a crack, a split (4th August 2011)

трещина [TRE-shchi-na] (feminine noun) – a crack, a split

На зеркале появилась трещина. = There appeared a crack on the mirror.

Земля была настолько сухая, что она покрылась трещинами. = The earth was so dry that it was covered with cracks.

 

Треснуть (usually about one crack), потрескаться (usually about many cracks) - to crack.

Чашка треснула. = The cup has cracked.

Краска потрескалась. = The paint has cracked.

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