играть

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьgrati. Cognate to Serbo-Croatian ȉgrati and Czech hrát.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

игра́ть (igrátʹimpf (perfective сыгра́ть or поигра́ть)

  1. to play
  2. to act, to perform
    игра́ть со́ло; not игра́ть единоли́чноigrátʹ sólo; not igrátʹ jedinolíčno(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. to gamble
  4. (of a storm) to rage
  5. (of wine) to sparkle

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Derived verbs formed from prefixes ending with a consonant use the root form -ыгра́ть (-ygrátʹ) so that the prefix consonant remains non-palatal. (Compare the hard sign that appears between consonant-ending prefixes and roots beginning with /j/.)

Derived terms[edit]

imperfective

perfective

Related terms[edit]