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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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потрясение - a shock (28th September 2011)

потрясение [pa-trya-SE-ni-ye] (neuter noun) – a shock

Он испытал настоящее потрясение, когда получил счёт за телефон на десять тысяч рублей.  = He got a real shock when he received a phone bill for ten thousand roubles.

Смерть жены была для него потрясением. = His wife's death was a shock to him.


"Потрясение" comes from the verb "трясти" = to shake.

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