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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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фамилия - last name (13th July 2012)

фамилия  [fa-MI-li-ya] (feminine noun) – a last name, a surname

Как его фамилия? = What's his last name?


Note that even if "фамилия" sounds very much like the English word "family", it's a false friend! The Russian word for "family" is "семья".


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