I heard the phrase while listening songs.

... Я буду ждать лишь твоей улыбки, И буду слушать твои пластинки ...

  • макsим, ветром стать

... Твои пластинки слушала я И в кождой находила себя ...

  • винтаж, ева

I searched пластинки in dictionary and found out it means plate, layer. Well, I don't get the meaning :(


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In this context, the word refers to vinyl records.

  • 1
    And nowadays it can refer to CDs, too.
    – Yellow Sky
    Jan 1, 2015 at 9:50
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    @Yellow Sky hardly, CDs would be диски
    – Anixx
    Jan 2, 2015 at 1:20
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    @YellowSky And all of them have vinyl versions. Also consider argot use, like карточка for a photo.
    – jwalker
    Jan 2, 2015 at 11:41
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    @jwalker - Do you mean, those sites are devoted only to vinyl versions? I'm sure all those albums have audio DVD versions, too, so what?. I've seen it often on Russian TV when they show a CD and say, 'Группа Х выпустила свою дебютную пластинку.' I'm sure, those Russian one-album-issued-and-disbanded outfits never issue vinyl versions, sill their CDs, even EPs, are often called 'пластинка'.
    – Yellow Sky
    Jan 2, 2015 at 12:36
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    Борис Гребенщиков is known to use 'пластинка' for a CD, therefore it is correct usage.
    – alamar
    Jan 8, 2015 at 21:25

In our language (Russian) "пластинки" means vinyl records only. CDs are "диски".


Yes, it means vinyl (here it may just mean any records). See why they are пластинки:

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