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To play in Russian 🇷🇺

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

Russian Sentences with the Word “To play”

Russian sentence with “играть” English translation for играть S

Я хочу выиграть игру.

I want to win the game.

Я не хотел проиграть.

I didn’t want to lose.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– You can associate "играть" (igrat') with "Igor" who likes to play games, which might help in recalling the word.
– Visualize the act of playing a game whenever you hear "играть" (igrat') to form a mental image tied to the word.

– "Играть" (igrat') means "to play" and it is used similarly to its English counterpart, applying to games, sports, and playing musical instruments or roles.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "Бавиться" (bavit'sya) – generally means to amuse oneself, more common in Ukrainian.
– "Развлекаться" (razvlekat'sya) – means to entertain oneself.

1. Infinitive: играть (igrat')

2. Past tense:
– Я играл/играла (ya igral/igrala) – I played (masc./fem.)
– Ты играл/играла (ty igral/igrala) – You played (informal, masc./fem.)
– Он играл (on igral) – He played
– Она играла (ona igrala) – She played
– Оно играло (ono igralo) – It played
– Мы играли (my igrali) – We played
– Вы играли (vy igrali) – You played (formal/plural)
– Они играли (oni igrali) – They played

3. Present tense:
– Я играю (ya igrayu) – I play
– Ты играешь (ty igrayesh') – You play (informal)
– Он/она/оно играет (on/ona/ono igraet) – He/she/it plays
– Мы играем (my igraem) – We play
– Вы играете (vy igraete) – You play (formal/plural)
– Они играют (oni igrayut) – They play

4. Future tense:
– Я буду играть (ya budu igrat') – I will play
– Ты будешь играть (ty budesh' igrat') – You will play (informal)
– Он/она/оно будет играть (on/ona/ono budet igrat') – He/she/it will play
– Мы будем играть (my budem igrat') – We will play
– Вы будете играть (vy budete igrat') – You will play (formal/plural)
– Они будут играть (oni budut igrat') – They will play

Examples of sentences:
1. Я играю на гитаре. (Ya igrayu na gitare.) – I play the guitar.
2. Они играли в футбол вчера. (Oni igrali v futbol vchera.) – They played football yesterday.
3. Ты будешь играть в шахматы со мной? (Ty budesh' igrat' v shakmaty so mnoy?) – Will you play chess with me?

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