Russian word of the day: Играть

Jan 23, 2018

How to say 

"Play" in Russian

игра́ть

eeg-rát'

Verb , imperfective

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".

  • На́ша кома́нда вы́играла соревнова́ния.

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

    Our team won the competition.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Он вы́играл у меня́ в ша́шки.

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

    He has beaten me in checkers.

Same stem words

вы́играть [vý-eeg-rat'] Verb , perfective
to win
заи́грывать [za-éeg-ry-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to flirt
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Related words and phrases

говори́ть [ga-va-réet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk, to speak
захоте́ться [za-ha-tyé-tsa] Verb , perfective
to feel like, to crave for
глу́пый [glú-pyi] Adjective
foolish, silly, stupid
иска́ть [ees-kát'] Verb , imperfective
to look for, to search, to seek

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