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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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использовать - to use

использовать  [is-POL'-za-vat'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to use

Какой шампунь ты используешь? = What kind of shampoo do you use?

Я использовал Yandex, чтобы найти этот сайт. = I used Yandex to find the website.


Note that in the Present tense "использовать" loses "ва": я использую, ты используешь, он использует, мы используем, вы используете, они используют.

This verb cab be both imperfective and perfective (the perfective form is exactly the same as the imperfective form)!


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