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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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убить - to kill

убивать  / убить    [oo-bi-VAT' / oo-BIT'] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to kill

Его убили ножом. = He was killed with a knife.

Не убивай меня! = Don't kill me!


Noun: убийство = a murder

In informal Russian, you can use "убить" to say that something is very funny, unexpected or shocking:

Ты просто убил меня! Не могу перестать смеяться! = You are hilarious! I can't stop laughing!

Коля убил меня, когда сказал, что бросает работу. = I couldn't believe it when Kolya told me he was leaving his job.





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