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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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нельзя - you mustn't (1st December 2011)

нельзя  [nel'-ZYA] (adverb) – you mustn't, it's forbidden

Нельзя разговаривать с другими учениками на уроке. = You mustn't talk with other students during the class.

Тебе нельзя есть сладкое. = You mustn't eat sweets.


If you are talking about a rule (for everyone), you just use "нельзя" + infinitive of a verb. If you are talking about someone in particular, you need to add a pronoun in the Dative case at the beginning of your sentence. Ему нельзя курить. = He mustn't smoke.



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