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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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волноваться - to worry (19th October 2011)

волноваться  [val-na-VAT'-sya] (imperfective verb) – to worry

Не волнуйся, всё будет хорошо. = Don't worry, everything will be ok.

Мама волновалась, потому что моя сестра вернулась домой очень поздно. = Mom had been worried because my sister came home very late.

 

"Волноваться" comes from "волна" = a wave, so literally it means "to have waves".

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