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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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выпендриваться - to show off

выпендриваться / выпендриться  [vy-PEN-dri-vat'-sya / VY-pen-drit'-sya] (imperfective / perfective verb) – to show off (informal)

Хватит выпендриваться! Какой из тебя певец! = Stop showing off! You are a lousy singer!

Он хотел выпендриться перед девушкой, прыгнул с забора и сломал ногу. = He wanted to show off in front of his girlfriend, jumped off the fence and broke his leg.

Noun: выпендрёж. Покупать Мак - чистый выпендрёж. = Buying a Mac is pure showing off.

Note that this is a very informal word. It shouldn't be used in formal situations.


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