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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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осёл - donkey (16th September 2011)

осёл [a-SYOL] (masculine noun) – a donkey

На полянке пасся осёл. = A donkey was feeding in the clearing.


Affectionate: ослик. Смотри, Настя, ослик! = Look, Nastya, a donkey!


In informal Russian, we call someone "осёл" when they do something stupid:

Ты осёл! Что ты наделал? = You idiot! What have you done?

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