I have a question on this writing challenge
I needed to translate this sentence : but my sister goes swimming every Saturday."
mais, ma soeœur fait la natation Samedis.
I once learnt (but I am not sure my memory is correct)
faire + activities = the activities you do regularly
aller + nager = occasionally
Am I wrong>?
Freeform Writing Exercise A1
It might be that your sentence was incorrect -
You could say -
Mais, ma sœur fait de la natation le samedi.
omg i said that and it wasn't the best answer so i felt bad :(
could you also say "fait de la natation chaque samedi", or is it just better as 'le samedi'
You can say 'chaque samedi' as featured in the following lesson:
'Tous les samedis', or 'le samedi' are also correct....
My dictionary tells me that 'faire de la natation' is used in the context of swimming as a sport while 'aller nager' is more appropriate for swimming for pleasure. Is this correct?
What you say is correct, in so far as 'faire de la natation' is more of a sport than just going for a swim.
Without the full context it is hard to say for certain but we assume that if someone goes swimming every Saturday it's more a sport than a leisure activity .
For instance if you are in a resort and you go swimming you will probably say -
Je vais me baigner = I am going for a swim/dip
even though you might actually swim.
so quite tricky ...
Hope this helps!
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