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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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спёртый - stale (air)

спёртый  [SPYOR-tyy] (adjective) – stale, stuffy

В комнате был такой спёртый воздух, что меня начало тошнить. = There was such stale air in the room that I started feeling nauseous.


This adjective is usually used to talk about air or a smell:

спёртый воздух = stale air

спёртый запах = stale smell

You can't use it to talk about "tangible" things. For example, stale bread = чёрствый хлеб (and NOT спёртый).


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