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играть

играть

Russian

Verb

игра́ть (igrátʹ) impf (perfective сыгра́ть or поигра́ть)

  1. to play
  2. to act, to perform
  3. to gamble
  4. (of a storm) to rage
  5. (of wine) to sparkle

Conjugation

Usage notes

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

imperfective

perfective

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