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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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нехватка - shortage

нехватка  [neh-VAT-ka] (feminine noun) – a shortage

Низкие зарплаты привели к нехватке квалифицированных работников в этом секторе. = Low salaries have resulted in a shortage of qualified employees in this sector.

 

The word comes from "не" = not and the verb "хватать" = to have enough (of something).

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