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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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Как корова языком слизала - to vanish into thin air

Как корова языком слизала - to vanish into thin air

Ещё вчера в морозилке было полно мороженого - а сегодня как корова языком слизала! = Yesterday the freezer was still full of ice-cream, and today it's all vanished!

Сергей исчез, как корова языком слизала! = Sergey has vanished into thin air!


Literally the expression means "it's as if it's been licked off with a cow's tongue"!

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