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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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штраф - a fine (9th January 2012)

штраф  [SHTRAF] (masculine noun) – a fine

Я не успел купить билет на поезд, и когда пришёл контролёр, мне пришлось заплатить штраф. = I hadn't had enough time to buy a train ticket, and when the inspector came, I had to pay a fine.

В следующем году штрафы за неправильную парковку будут увеличены. = Next year fines for improper parking are going to increase.


Also the verb "оштрафовать" = to fine someone. Полицейский оштрафовал его. = The policeman fined him.

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