Looking for a Russian teacher?

Word in focus

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?

« мельница - a mill (5th January 2012) | Main | подкладка - lining (3rd January 2012) »

чиновник - an official (4th January 2012)

чиновник  [chi-NOV-nik] (masculine noun) – an official

Президент заявил, что он собирается сократить количество чиновников, работающих  в аппарате правительства. = The President announced that he was going to reduce the number of officials working for the government.


The word often has a negative connotation. It comes from "чин" = a rank.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>