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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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Happy birthday! 

С днём рождения!  [s dnyom razh-DE-ni-ya] - Happy birthday!

От всего сердца поздравляем с днём рождения, желаем здоровья и счастья! = From the heart we wish you a happy birthday, good health and happiness!


Surprisingly, this expression doesn't have the word "happy" in it! Actually, it's part of the phrase "Поздравляю с днём рождения!" (=Congratulations on (your) birthday), which also started being used without the word "поздравляю". "День рождения" literally means "day of birth".

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