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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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называться - to be called (18th May 2012)

называться  [na-zy-VAT'-sya] (imperfective verb) – to be called

Этот город называется Оренбург. = This city is called Orenburg.

Как называется это растение? = What is this plant called?


This verb is only used with inanimate nouns (places or things). We use the verb "звать" with animate nouns (people or animals):

Моего брата зовут Алёша. = My brother is called Alyosha.


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