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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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ручка - pen (2nd June 2011)

ручка [RUCH-ka] (feminine noun) – a pen

У тебя есть ручка? = Do you have a pen? (informal)

Мне нужна красная ручка. = I need a red pen.


"Ручка" comes from "рука" = a hand. It has another meaning, "a handle".

дверная ручка = a door handle


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