Faire de, jouer à

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Marnie

Kwiziq community member

31 July 2018

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Faire de, jouer à

Just wondering if it might be possible to add a note after the end of the examples for »jouer à/au » and sport saying NB when you play an instrument however you say « jouer à la/au » just to remind people that jouer is used in this way also???

This question relates to:
French lesson "Faire de, jouer à : talking about leisure activities"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

31 July 2018

31/07/18

Je joue au foot. 

Je joue de la guitare. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

31 July 2018

31/07/18

Hi Marnie,

For musical instruments we use,  'jouer de'.

A few more examples -

jouer de la guitare,

jouer de la clarinette,

jouer du piano ,

jouer du tambour,

jouer de la harpe

jouer des castagnettes....

 

Hope  this helps!

Marnie

Kwiziq community member

1 August 2018

1/08/18

thanks Cécile it does. Just think it would be useful to mention this in the faire/jouer section on playing sports...as a note...”but when used with instruments it is ‘Jouer de/etc”.  I see somebody else agrees with me.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

2 August 2018

2/08/18

Bonjour Marnie !

This was an excellent suggestion, and I've now added it to the lesson above :)

Merci et bonne journée !

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