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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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светофор - traffic lights (1st July 2011)

светофор [sve-ta-FOR] (masculine noun) – traffic lights

Ты не заметил светофор? = You haven't noticed the traffic lights?

Этот светофор не работает. = These traffic lights are out of order.

 

The word "светофор" comes from "свет" = light, and a Greek word meaning "carrying", so literally it means "carrying light".

 

красный свет = the red light

зелёный свет = the green light

проехать на красный свет = to drive throught a red light

остановиться на красный свет = to stop at the red light

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