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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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мачеха - a stepmother (20th May 2012)

мачеха  [MA-che-ha] (feminine noun) - a stepmother

Злая мачеха плохо обращалась с Золушкой. = Wicked stepmother treated Cinderella badly.


Foalfoot (a plant) is called "мать-и-мачеха" (literally: mother and stepmother) in Russian, as its leaves are soft on one side and hard on the other.

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