spila á

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spila (meaning "play") + á (meaning "on").

Verb[edit]

spila á

  1. to play (an instrument)
    Ég spila bæði á píanó og fiðlu.
    I play both the piano and violin.
    Ég spila á píanó.
    I play the piano.
    Má ég spila á píanóið?
    May I play the piano?

Usage notes[edit]

  • When one does not refer to the instrument one plays, the verb "spila" is used.