Why is there a ‘y’ in this sentence?

JocelynC1Kwiziq community member

Why is there a ‘y’ in this sentence?

Il ne joue pas souvent au foot, et toi ? -Je n'y joue pas souvent non plus.

I don’t play often either.

This is one of the examples above.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jocelyn,

The expression is 'jouer à'..., the y replaces 'au foot'.

Take a look at the following lesson for more examples.

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/the-adverbial-pronoun-y-can-replace-a-thing-object-location

Hope this helps!

JocelynC1Kwiziq community member
Thank you so much for you help!

Why is there a ‘y’ in this sentence?

Il ne joue pas souvent au foot, et toi ? -Je n'y joue pas souvent non plus.

I don’t play often either.

This is one of the examples above.

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