Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Play"

The meaning of "Play" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does play itself mean?
A: シェークスピアのプレイ自体という感じです。
Q: What does play it coy mean?
A: Coy = shy or reluctant (example, being reluctant to give information)
"He is coy about revealing his age."

Play it coy simply means "be coy."
Q: What does "play" in 544 mean?
A: The thing he is planning to do.

In a game of basketball, a "play" could be a sequence of moves, like taking the ball from your opponent and then throwing it.

A "play" is a smart or good combination of actions that will improve your situation.
Q: What does play the game mean?
A: "act fairly" it would be. : )

"Play the game" means go through the routine.

It can mean "play fairly" but it also means "go through the motions", which means "play along", "do what you're supposed to do".
Q: What does "play" in line 17 mean?
A: it means "to pretend" or "to act like" a victim. "To make people believe" he's a victim

Example sentences using "Play"

Q: Please show me example sentences with play.
A: They played all day - (something that they already did)
They love to play -(something that’s happening now)
They love playing
Q: Please show me example sentences with play it by year (idiom).
A: A: What are your plans for today?
B: I don’t know, I think I’ll just play it by ear.
Q: Please show me example sentences with play
en español puede tener dos significados ,?
what can you play?
i am playing futball.
A: "Let's play cards."
"My brother is playing soccer with his students."
"Can you teach me how to play guitar?"
"Next, play a C minor scale."
"Don't play games with me—this is serious."
"What song is playing next?"
"What's playing at the movie theatre?"
"My dog learned a new trick. Now he can play dead."
"Some kids in the playground were playing house."
Q: Please show me example sentences with play .
A: Let's play Monopoly.
The kids like to play outside.
He played with his dog.
I play the flute.
I play baseball.
She plays with dolls.
Q: Please show me example sentences with play around.
A: Example : "stop playing around and start working already."

"Are you playing around with me?"

"I like to play around with girls"

Synonyms of "Play" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I was play basketball last weekend and I played basketball last weekend ?
A: - "I was playing basketball last week" -> past continuous tense, it means it was something in the past but it was continued, for example if something else has happened:
"I was playing basketball last week when I saw my friend coming in the park."
- "I played basketball last week" -> past simple tense, this means that it happened once last week or it happened often in the past, for example:
"I played basketball last week from Monday to Thursday."
Q: What is the difference between I enjoy play volleyball and I enjoy to play volleyball ?
A: Sí, pero...

I like playing volleyball
I like to play volleyball
I enjoy playing volleyball
... suenan bien

I enjoy to play volleyball ... no funciona

Depende el verbo por ejemplo "to hate" funciona como "enjoy".
Q: What is the difference between play and do ?
A: @Migume2076

球技と競技スポーツ(というか相手に対するスポーツ)はplayを使うことが多いです:

play tennis, play football, play netball. (ボールだからplay)

play chess. (相手に対するスポーツだからplay)


娯楽的活動や個人競技やボールを使わないスポーツはdoを使うことが多いです:

do flower arranging, do jigsaw puzzles (レクリエーション活動だからdo)

do athletics, do karate, do gymnastics (個人競技だからdo)


-ingを使うとき、なにかをどこかにしに行くときはgoを使うべきです:

go swimming, go hiking, go travelling, go skiing (-ingだからgo)
Q: What is the difference between play the piano and play a piano and play piano ?
A: Very interesting question!! They are all very similar! They can mean the same thing, but there might be a very very small difference.

"Play the piano" = "Play piano"
ピアノを弾く。 This is a very general sentence. "Piano" is an abstract concept.
"I can play the piano" = "I can play piano." = 「ピアノが弾けます。」
Leaving out the "the" makes the sentence more casual, but they are the same.

"I can play a piano." is not common and it sounds a little unnatural, but it can mean the same as the other sentences.

Don't worry about these differences, though. Any combination will sound mostly natural! :)
Q: What is the difference between play it up and play it down ?
A: Here, to play it down means to try and make the event more subtle, to hide the event, and/or to divert attention to something else. To play it up means to emphasize it, make it bigger and less hidden, and/or to draw more attention to it.

Translations of "Play"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? play
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hello. i want play soccer
A: Hello, I want to play soccer.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? play
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? play
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i like play basketball do you want to join us?
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Other questions about "Play"

Q: The play was held over by the sudden illness of the leading actress. does this sound natural?
A: I think you mean
The play was postponed by the sudden illness of the leading actress.
Q: he often take me out play.
他经常带我出去游玩 does this sound natural?
A: He often takes me on trips/tours.
Q: I am learning play magic cube.
我在学习玩魔方。 does this sound natural?
A: I am learning how to solve the magic cube.

solve = 破解/解/解答

虽然"solve"不等于“玩”, 但在这个情况,用"solve"比较适合.
Q: Why don't we do a play date when they have no school? does this sound natural?
A: "Why don't we have a play date when they don't have school?"
Q: What does "play fast and loose" mean? Feel free to provide some example sentences.
A: When it comes to rules, he likes to play fast and loose.

Means reckless, or ad hoc. Not with rules, procedures or a plan.

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