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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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иначе - otherwise (10th January 2012)

иначе  [i-NA-che] (conjunction) – otherwise

Не говори ему об этом, иначе он рассердится. = Don't tell him about it, otherwise he'll get angry.


"Иначе" can also mean "in a different way": Дома дети ведут себя иначе, чем в школе. = Children behave at home in a different way than at school.

Иначе говоря = in other words

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