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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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Sunday
Feb192012

Взять быка за рога - to take the bull by the horns 

Взять быка за рога   - to take the bull by the horns (= to deal with a problem directly)

Алексей решил взять быка за рога и спросил брата о вчерашнем телефонном звонке. = Alexey decided to take the bull by the horns, and asked his brother about yesterday's phone call.

 

Literally the expression has exactly the same meaning as in English.

 

 

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