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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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запах - smell

запах  [ZA-pah] (masculine noun) – a smell

Что это за запах? = What is this smell?

Я чувствую странный запах. = I can smell something strange.


Чувствовать запах = to smell (something)


Note that the verb "to smell" can be translated in different ways into Russian depending on its meaning:

На кухне плохо пахнет. = It smells bad in the kitchen. (= something produces a smell).

Собака понюхала его руку. = The dog smelt his hand. (= the act of smelling something deliberately)

Он почувствовал запах свежего хлеба. = He could smell fresh bread. (smelling something, even if you don't want to).




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