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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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учёный - a scientist (9th July 2011)

учёный [u-CHYO-niy] (masculine noun) – a scientist

Менделеев - известный русский учёный, живший в девятнадцатом веке. = Mendeleev is a famous Russian scientist who lived in the 19th century.

"Учёный" comes from "учить" = to teach, to study; so literally it's someone who recieved a lot of instruction.

Please, note that the word is declined like an adjective:

Я знаю этого учёнОГО. = I know this scientist.

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