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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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прощать / простить - to forgive (19th June 2011)

прощать / простить  [pra-SHCHAT'/pra-STIT'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to forgive

Я не могу его простить. = I can't forgive him.

Она всё прощает своему сыну. = She forgives everything to her son.

Прости меня, пожалуйста. = Please, forgive me.


to forgive someone = простить + Accusative case (винительный падеж)

to forgive something TO SOMEONE = простить + Accusative case (винительный падеж) + DATIVE CASE (ДАТЕЛЬНЫЙ ПАДЕЖ)


The word "прощайте" (farewell) actually comes from this verb and literally means "forgive me".

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