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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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(Мне это) по барабану - (I) couldn't care less

(Мне это) по барабану   - (I) couldn't care less


Ему по барабану, что с нами будет. = He doesn't care what will happen to us.

Проблемы бедных людей политикам по барабану. = Politicians couldn't care less about poor people's problems.


Literally the idiom means "it's like beating on a drum (to me)". The origins of the expression are unclear...

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