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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?

Monday
Apr292013

земля - ground

земля  [zem-LYA] (feminine noun) – ground, earth

 

Мороженое упало на землю. = The ice-cream has fallen on the ground.

Не сиди на земле. = Don't sit on the ground.

Земля в саду была сухая. = The earth in the garden was dry.

 

"Земля" is also the name of our planet (Earth).

Saturday
Apr062013

чемодан - suitcase

чемодан  [che-ma-DAN] (masculine noun) – a suitcase

Он поставил чемодан на багажную полку. = He put the suitcase onto the luggage rack.

Откройте, пожалуйста, чемодан. = Open the suitcase, please.

Friday
Mar012013

поэтому - so 

поэтому  [pa-E-ta-moo] (conjunction) – so

Я не говорю по-немецки, поэтому я ничего не понял. = I don't speak German so I didn't understand anything.

Туфли были слишком большие, поэтому я не купила их. = The shoes were too big so I didn't buy them.

 

Not to confuse with "потому что" = because.

 

 

Tuesday
Jan292013

пара - pair, couple

пара  [PA-ra] (feminine noun) – a pair, a couple

Олег и Таня - прекрасная пара. = Oleg and Tanya make a great couple.

Мне нужно купить пару сапог. = I need to buy a pair of boots.

Подожди пару дней. = Wait for a couple of days.

Sunday
Jan062013

кошка - cat

кошка  [KOSH-ka] (feminine noun) – a cat

У моей бабушки две кошки. = My grandmother has two cats.

 

"Кошка" is the general word for a cat, and also the word for a female cat. The specific word for a male cat is "кот".

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