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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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передумать - to change one's mind 

передумать  [pe-re-DU-mat'] (perfective verb) - to change one's mind

Наташа хотела купить это платье, но передумала, когда увидела, сколько оно стоит. = Natasha had wanted to buy the dress but she changed her mind when she saw how much it cost.

Я хотела бы понять, почему он передумал. = I'd like to understand why he changed his mind.


The verb comes from the verb "думать" (= to think) and the prefix "пере-", which often means "again".

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