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Chess in Russian 🇷🇺

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chess шахматы
How to say “chess” in Russian? “Шахматы”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “шахматы” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on chess in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Visualize a chessboard and remember that 'шах' sounds like "shah", which is close to "check" in English, a term used in chess.
– Associate 'мати' with the term 'mate' in chess, as in "checkmate".

– The word 'шахматы' (shakhmaty) directly translates to 'chess' in English.
– It is derived from the Persian words 'shah' (king) and 'mat' (helpless), reflecting the game's origin.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Игра в шахматы (igra v shakhmaty) – game of chess
– Шахматная игра (shakhmatnaya igra) – chess game

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In Russian slang, 'шахматы' may sometimes be used metaphorically to describe a complex situation or strategy, similar to how "playing chess" is used in English.

Examples of sentences:
– "Он очень хорошо играет в шахматы." (On ochen' khorosho igraet v shakhmaty.) – He plays chess very well.
– "Мы будем играть в шахматы вечером." (My budem igrat' v shakhmaty vecherom.) – We will play chess in the evening.
– "Она научилась играть в шахматы в детстве." (Ona nauchilas' igrat' v shakhmaty v detstve.) – She learned to play chess in childhood.

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