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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?

« (Ему) медведь на ухо наступил - he's tone-deaf | Main | (Мне это) по барабану - (I) couldn't care less »

На тебе лица нет! - You look awful!

На тебе лица нет!    - You look awful; you look like death


The expression is used to express concern when someone looks extremely shocked/upset/scared etc.


- Анечка, что случилось? На тебе лица нет! = Anechka, what happened? You look awful!


Посмотри на мать, на ней лица нет от волнения! = Look at your mother, she looks like death, she's been so worried!


Literally the idiom means "There's no face on you!"



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