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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 волосок от смерти - within a hair's breadth of death

На волосок от смерти  - within a hair's breadth of death; very close to death


Во время войны он трижды прошёл на волосок от смерти. = During the war he was within a hair's breadth of death three times.

Когда охотники наткнулись на неё, она была на волосок от смерти. = When hunters came across her, she was within a hair's breadth of death.



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