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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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жевательная резинка - chewing gum (28th June 2011)

жевательная резинка [zhe-VA-tel'-na-ya re-ZIN-ka] (adjective+feminine noun) – a chewing gum

Я всегда покупаю мятную жевательную резинку. = I always buy mint chewing gum.


We also say "жвачка" (informal). - Что он жуёт? - Жвачку. = - What is he chewing? - Chewing gum.

"Жевательная резинка" comes from "жевать" = to chew and "резинка" = an elastic.


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