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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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Bless you!

Будьте здоровы!  [BUD'-te zda-RO-vy] - Bless you!


- Апчхи! = Atchoo! (sneezing)

- Будьте здоровы! = Bless you!


When someone has sneezed, it's always polite to say "Будьте здоровы". Some people might think it's rude if you don't say anything.

"Будьте здоровы" literally means "be healthy". You only use it when you address someone "вы" (formal you). If you address someone "ты", you should say "будь здоров" if it's a man, or "будь здорова" if it's a woman.


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