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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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подушка - pillow (16th June 2011)

подушка [pa-DUSH-ka] (feminine noun) – a pillow, a cushion

Она положила голову на подушку. = She put her head on the pillow.

Эта подушка слишком мягкая. = This pillow is too soft.


It's possible that "подушка" comes from "под" (under) and "ушко" (affectionate form of "ухо" = ear), as we actually put it under our ear.


Подушка безопасности = an airbag

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