About an activity that we do habitually

About an activity that we do habitually

I have a question on this writing challenge

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/my-languages/french/exercises/judge/8/3366502?response=458725&;page=11

I needed to translate this sentence : but my sister goes swimming every Saturday."

I answered 

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>?

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Carine, 

It might be that your sentence was incorrect -

You could say -

Mais,  ma sœur fait de la natation le samedi.

thanks. 

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'

CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Bill,

You can say 'chaque samedi' as featured in the following lesson:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/chaque-tous-les-duration-each-every-indefinite-adjectives

'Tous les samedis', or 'le samedi' are also correct....

Merci madame.

Bonjour Cécile,

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?

John

About an activity that we do habitually

I have a question on this writing challenge

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/my-languages/french/exercises/judge/8/3366502?response=458725&;page=11

I needed to translate this sentence : but my sister goes swimming every Saturday."

I answered 

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>?

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