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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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Подложить свинью - to play a dirty trick 

Подложить (кому-то) свинью   - to play a dirty trick on someone; to do something bad to someone, usually on the quiet


Я хотел тихонько ускользнуть из дома, но сестра подложила мне свинью. Она громко спросила меня, куда я иду. Конечно, папа услышал и велел мне делать домашнюю работу. = I wanted to leave quietly, but my sister played a dirty trick on me. She asked me loudly where I was going. Of course, Dad heard her and told me to do my homework.

Алексей не хотел подложить мне свинью и не сказал начальнику, что я не был на работе во вторник. = Alexey didn't want to do something mean and didn't tell our boss that I wasn't at work on Tuesday.

The idiom literally means "to give someone a pig on the sly".

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