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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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полагать - to think (12th January 2012)

полагать  [pa-la-GAT'] (imperfective verb) – to think, to believe, to imagine

Я полагаю, что Вы правы. = I believe you are right.

Если Вы полагаете, что это было правильное решение, нам нет смысла продолжать об этом разговор. = If you think it was a right decision, there's no point in us talking about it.


"Полагать" is used to express an opinion. It's quite formal.

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