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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): [ɪˈɡratʲ]

VerbEdit

игра́ть (igrátʹimpf (perfective сыгра́ть or поигра́ть)

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

Usage notesEdit

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/.)

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

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