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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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После дождичка в четверг - in a month of Sundays

После дождичка в четверг - in a month of Sundays (used ironically to say that something is very unlikely to happen)

- Ты можешь одолжить мне двести рублей? Честное слово, я отдам!

- Да, после дождичка в четверг!


- Could you lend me 200 roubles? I swear I'll pay you back!

- Yes, in a month of Sundays!


Literally the expression means "after the rain on Thursday". The saying is very old. It dates back to the time when the Slavs were pagans. The fourth day of the week (Thursday) was dedicated to the God of Thunder and Lightning, Perun. On this day people usually prayed this God to send them some rain. Their prayers were rarely answered, hence the expression. :)


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