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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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На мели - broke

На мели   - broke; having no money


Я потратила слишком много денег на распродаже, и сейчас я на мели. = I spent too much money at a sale, and now I'm broke.

Саша сказал, что он на мели, и попросил меня одолжить ему сто рублей. = Sasha told me he was broke and asked me to lend him 100 roubles.


It comes from the expression "корабль на мели" = "the ship is aground".

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