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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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Душа ушла в пятки - to have one's heart in one's mouth

(У него) душа ушла в пятки   - (He) had (his) heart in (his) mouth (= He was very scared)


Когда Катя поняла, что в квартире были воры, у неё душа ушла в пятки. = When Katya realized that there were burglars in the apartment, she had her heart in her mouth.

Когда я увидела змею, у меня душа ушла в пятки. = When I saw the snake, I was horrified.


Literally the expression means "His soul went down into his heels"!



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