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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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лишь - just; only

лишь  [LISH'] (adverb) – just; only


Лишь один человек выжил в этой ужасной катастрофе. = Only one person survived this horrible catastrophe.

У нас был лишь один выбор. = We had just one choice.


"Лишь" sounds quite formal and is mainly used in writing. In spoken Russian we usually use "только".



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