玩 usually does not mean “play” in English. we only say “play” for certain things. ex:
玩游戏 = to play video games
玩牌 = to play cards
我在玩手机 = “I’m on my phone” or you can even say “I’m playing (games) on my phone”
我跟朋友去玩 = I went out with my friends OR I’m hanging out with my friends. (“playing” with friends sounds a bit childish, usually parents tell little kids to go play, not teenagers 🤣)
来中国玩 = visit China, travel to China for leisure, enjoy China
if you have other examples of 玩 please let me know ☺️
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