Russian word of the day: Играть

Jan 23, 2018

How to say 

"Play" in Russian

игра́ть

eeg-rát'

Verb , imperfective

Perfective - поигра́ть, сыгра́ть

to play

Examples

  • Де́ти игра́ли в песо́чнице.

    dyé-tee eeg-rá-lee v pee-sóch-nee-tse

    Children were playing in the sandbox.

  • Она́ уме́ет игра́ть на четырёх музыка́льных инструме́нтах.

    a-ná u-myé-eet eeg-rát' na chee-ty-ryóh mu-zy-kál'-nyh eenst-ru-myén-tah

    She can play four musical instruments.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "игра".

  • Но́чью вы́пало мно́го сне́га, так что весь день де́ти игра́ли в снежки́.

    nóch'-yu vý-pa-la mnó-ga snyé-ga, tak chto ves' dyen' dyé-tee eeg-rá-lee f sneesh-kée

    There was a big snowfall last night, so the kids were having snowball fights all day long.

  • В де́тстве у него́ совсе́м не́ было игру́шек и он игра́л с тем, что находи́л и́ли мастери́л сам.

    v dyéts-tvye u nee-vó saf-syém nyé by-la eeg-rú-shek ee on eeg-rál s tyem, chto na-ha-déel ée-lee mas-tee-réel sam

    As a child he had no toys at all, so he played with what he found or made himself.

  • Заигра́ла прия́тная му́зыка.

    za-eeg-rá-la pree-yát-na-ya mú-zy-ka

    Some nice music started playing.

  • Пошли́ игра́ть в снежки́?

    pash-lée eeg-rát' f sneesh-kée

    Let's go have a snowball fight?

  • Мой оте́ц научи́л меня́ игра́ть на гита́ре.

    moî a-tyéts na-u-chéel mee-nyá eeg-rát' na gee-tá-rye

    My father taught me to play guitar.

  • Он вы́играл у меня́ в ша́шки.

    on vý-eeg-ral u mee-nyá f shásh-kee

    He has beaten me in checkers.

  • В нау́шниках игра́ла прия́тная му́зыка.

    v na-úsh-nee-kah eeg-rá-la pree-yát-na-ya mú-zy-ka

    Nice music played in the headphones.

  • На́ша кома́нда вы́играла соревнова́ния.

    ná-sha ka-mán-da vý-eeg-ra-la sa-reev-na-vá-nee-ya

    Our team won the competition.

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Same stem words

игру́шка [eeg-rúsh-ka] Noun
toy
вы́играть [vý-eeg-rat'] Verb
to win
заи́грывать [za-éeg-ry-vat'] Verb
to flirt

Related words and phrases

ра́зный [ráz-nyî] Adjective
different, various, diverse
молодо́й [ma-la-dóî] Adjective
young
занима́ться [za-nee-má-tsa] Verb
to be busy with, to deal, to practice, to be engaged/involved, to study
гуля́ть [gu-lyát'] Verb
to go for a walk, to walk, to stroll, to be outside
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