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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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зарплата - salary (22th July 2011)

зарплата [zar-PLA-ta] (feminine noun) – a salary

У него высокая зарплата. = He has a high salary.

Вчера я получила зарплату. = Yesterday I got my salary.


"Зарплата" is made from two words: "заработная" + "плата". "Заработная" comes from the verb "заработать" = to earn, and "плата" = payment, pay.


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