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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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усыновить - to adopt (7th September 2011)

усыновить [u-sy-na-VIT'] (perfective verb) – to adopt

Американская пара усыновила мальчика из России. = An American couple have adopted a boy from Russia.


"Усыновить" comes from "сын" = son. If the adopted child is a girl, you use the word "удочерить" instead.

It's only possible to use this word for children but not for animals. For example, to adopt a dog = "завести собаку".

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