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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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прошляпить - to miss an opportunity (17th May 2012)

прошляпить [pra-SHLYA-pit'] (perfective verb) - to miss an opportunity

У тебя была возможность заработать огромные бабки, и ты её прошляпил! = You had a chance to make so much money, and you missed it!

Мы застряли в пробке и прошляпили самолёт. = We got stuck in a traffic jam and missed the plane.


The verb comes from "шляпа" = a hat. We also call "шляпа" someone who's dupe or not smart enough.

This verb is used in informal Russian.

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