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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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Wednesday
May252011

Намылить голову - to tell (someone) off

Намылить (кому-то) голову = to tell someone off

Сегодня начальник намылил мне голову. = My boss told me off today.

 

"Намылить" means "to soap" and "голова" = head, so literally the expression means "to soap someone's head". There's also a similar expression with the same meaning, "устроить (кому-то) головомойку".

 

 

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