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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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Уставиться как баран на новые ворота - to stare stupidly

Уставиться (смотреть) как баран на новые ворота - to stare (look) stupidly (at something)

Что ты уставился на меня как баран на новые ворота? = Why are you staring at me like an idiot?

Ваня смотрел на учителя как баран на новые ворота. = Vanya was looking stupidly at the teacher.


Literally the expression means "to stare (at something) like a sheep at a new gate".  Usually sheep seem not to recognize a place if the gate has been repainted and refuse to enter, hence the expression.

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