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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?


несколько - a few; several

несколько  [NE-skal'-ka] (pronoun) – a few; several


Давай поговорим об этом через несколько дней. = Let's talk about it in a few days.

Он купил несколько книг. = He bought a few books.

Несколько человек согласились с ней. = Several people agreed with her.


We use the Genitive case plural after "несколько":

несколько студентов = a few students

несколько машин = a few cars


ботинки - shoes

ботинки  [ba-TEEN-ki] (plural noun) – shoes, boots

Надевай ботинки и пошли. = Put on your shoes and let's go.

Он снял ботинки и надел тапочки. = He took off his shoes and put on the slippers.


The word "ботинки" usually refers to dress shoes for men and ankle boots for women, as well as hiking boots. 


Singular: ботинок (masculine).

надеть ботинки = to put on shoes

снять ботинки = to take off shoes

носить ботинки = to wear shoes



мальчик - a boy

мальчик  [MAL'-chik] (masculine noun) – a boy


У моей подруги родился мальчик. = My friend gave birth to a boy.

В классе было 15 мальчиков и 9 девочек. = There were 15 boys and 9 girls in the class.




начальник - a boss

начальник  [na-CHAL'-nik] (masculine noun) – a boss


Наш начальник уже ушёл. = Our boss has already left.

Начальник хочет поговорить с тобой. = Your boss wants to talk to you.


Also начальница = a female boss



птица - a bird

птица  [PTI-tsa] (feminine noun) – a bird

Птицы летали над домом. = Birds were flying above the house.


Adjective: птичий

птичье пение = birds' songs