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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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Sorry, I'm late.

Извините, я опоздал / опоздала. [Iz-vi-NI-te, ya a-paz-DAL / a-paz-DA-la] - Sorry, I'm late.

Наташа открыла дверь класса и тихо сказала: "Здравствуйте, Мария Анатольевна, извините, я опоздала." = Natasha opened the classroom door and said quietly, "Hello, Maria Anatolyevna, I'm sorry, I'm late."

The choice between "я опоздал" and "я опоздала" depends on the gender of the speaker. A man will say "я опоздал" and a woman will say "я опоздала".


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