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If you swim regularly but not with a club would you use faire or jouer?

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Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

4 replies

If you swim regularly but not with a club would you use faire or jouer?

I find it difficult to understand how, without context, you decide whether to use faire de or jouer à + sport?

This relates to:
Faire de, jouer à : talking about leisure activities -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

26/08/17

Bonjour Jennifer, Tu fais de la natation. You swim (regularly / in a club). I get the sense here that swimming regularly, faire de la natation, is applicable to your question. That is certainly not a one-off scenario since it is done regularly, i.e. daily, weekly, etc. Bonne chance.

Jennifer

Kwiziq community member

26 August 2017

26/08/17

Thank you Ron, I think i'm getting it now.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 August 2017

29/08/17

Bonjour Jennifer !

As Ron said, you can use faire de la natation to express swimming regularly.

You cannot never use jouer, but you can also simply use nager though it won't imply a "club" activity :)

Bonne journée !

Rant

Kwiziq community member

5 May 2018

5/05/18

"You cannot never user jouer" - could you rephrase that so its not a double negative? I have trouble understanding the meaning, thanks!

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