You're right that in French, je joue is equivalent to both "I play" and "I am playing."
But when you want to emphasize the fact that you're playing right now, you can use the expression être en train de jouer.
Jouer is in the infinitive because that's how French works: when you have two verbs (in this case, être and jouer), the first is conjugated and the second remains in the infinitive.
You can also use être en train de with other verbs: être en train de manger (to be eating), être en train d'étudier (to be studying), etc.
I hope this helps, bonne continuation !
I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to thank you for your time for this, particularly fantastic read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and I also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site.
Sign in to submit your answer
Don't have an account yet? Join today
Test your French to the CEFR standard