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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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подкладка - lining (3rd January 2012)

подкладка  [pat-KLAT-ka] (feminine noun) – a lining (of clothes, bags etc.)

У меня на пальто порвалась подкладка. = I have a torn lining on my coat.

Я подарила ей бежевую кожаную сумку с шёлковой подкладкой. = I gave her a beige leather bag with a silk lining.


"Подкладка" comes from two words: "под" = under, and "класть" = to put.

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