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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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Ударить лицом в грязь - to lose face 

Ударить лицом в грязь - to lose face

Они не рискнут ударить лицом в грязь. = They won't risk losing face.

Я не хочу ударить лицом в грязь перед свекровью.  = I don't want to lose face in front of my mother-in-law. 

The expression comes from "ударить" = to hit, "лицо" = a face and "грязь" = mud, so literally it means "to hit the mud with your face".

Note: ударить лицом в грязь перед + Instrumental case (творительный падеж) = to lose face in front of (someone)


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