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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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млекопитающее - mammal (9th January 2012)

млекопитающее  [mle-ka-pi-TA-yu-shche-ye] (neuter noun) – a mammal

Это одно из самых крупных сухопутных млекопитающих. = This is one of the largest land mammals.


"Млекопитающее" is an adjective which is used as a noun now, but it's still declined like an adjective. It comes from two words: "млеко" (= молоко; milk) and питаться = to feed oneself.


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