Russian word of the day: Плавать

May 14, 2017

How to say 

"To swim" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - спла́вать, попла́вать

to swim, to float


  • Он не уме́ет пла́вать.

    on nye u-myé-eet plá-vat'

    He can not swim.

  • Я люблю́ пла́вать в бассе́йне.

    ya lyub-lyú plá-vat' v ba-syéi-nye

    I like swimming in the pool.

Additional examples

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

  • Олимпи́йская копи́лка сбо́рной Росси́и попо́лнилась «зо́лотом» по синхро́нному пла́ванию.

    a-leem-péeis-ka-ya ka-péel-ka sbór-nai ras-see-ee pa-pól-nee-las' zó-la-tam pa seen-hrón-na-mu plá-va-nee-yu

    The Olympic piggy bank of the Russian national team has been replenished with gold (medal) for synchronized swimming.

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Related words and phrases

ганте́ли [gan-té-lee] Noun
плыть [plyt'] Verb
to swim, to float, to sail
лы́жи [lý-zhee] Noun
подтя́гивание [pat-tyá-gee-va-nee-ye] Noun , plural - подтя́гивания
chin-up, pull-up

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