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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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Hello! (on the phone)

Алло!  [aLYO] - Hello! (on the phone)

Алло! Здравствуйте, можно Сергея? = Hello! Could you speak to Sergey, please?


"Алло" is the first thing we say when we call someone on the phone or when we answer the phone. Please, note that it isn't a substitute for a greeting, so you have to add "здравствуйте" to be polite.

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