Russian word of the day: Забавляться

Sep 23, 2020
[ za-ba-vlyá-tsa ]
Verb , imperfective
to amuse oneself; to make oneself merry
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  • Она́ была́ не в настрое́нии забавля́ться.

    a-ná by-lá nye v nast-ra-yé-nee-ee za-ba-vlyá-tsa

    She was in no mood for amusement.

  • Они́ забавля́лись, гля́дя как кот охо́тится на воробьёв.

    a-née za-ba-vlyá-lees', glyá-dya kak kot a-hó-tee-tsa na va-rab'-yof

    They amused themselves by looking how a cat hunts sparrows.

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