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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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учить - to learn

учить / выучить [oo-CHIT' / VY-oo-chit'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to learn

Мы учим русский язык. = We learn Russian.

Ты выучил стихотворение? = Have you learnt the poem?


"Учить" usually takes a direct object (we say WHAT we learn). Not to confuse with "учиться":

Он учится в университете. = He learns at university. (we say WHERE we learn rather than what)

Я учусь плавать. = I'm learning to swim. (followed by a verb)


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