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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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тормозить - to brake (4th September 2011)

тормозить / затормозить [tar-ma-ZIT'/za-tar-ma-ZIT'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to brake

Он закричал: "Тормози!" = He shouted: "Brake!"

Грузовик не успел затормозить и врезался в дерево. = The truck didn't have enough time to brake and hit a tree.

 

In informal Russian, "тормозить" also means to do something too slowly or not to pay attention. Мы опаздываем! Не тормози! = We are going to be late! Don't be so slow!

 

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