Writing Challenge Week 57, level A1. I'm learning to play the piano.

Writing Challenge Week 57, level A1. I'm learning to play the piano.

The sentence is 'I am learning to play the piano.' The correct answer is "J'apprends à jouer du piano." Does the à go with the apprendre or with jouer? What is the link to the appropriate lesson? Thank you - I'm stumped! Terri
This question relates to:French lesson "to learn"
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AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Bonjour Terri !

To express "to learn how to [do]" in French, you will use "apprendre à + [infinitif]" :
Il apprend à cuisiner.
He's learning how to cook.
J'apprends à faire du surf.
I learn how to surf.

Some verbs are followed by different prepositions such as à or de.
We don't have a specific lesson on these, but here is a useful list of similar verbs:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/studylists/view/1048233

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
RonC1
Bonjour Terri, En le sens de cette phrase, l«à» va avec jouer. In French, there are certain verbs where à precedes the verb and certain verbs where it follows the verb. There are certain dictionaries that explain this more in detail. Bonne chance.

Writing Challenge Week 57, level A1. I'm learning to play the piano.

The sentence is 'I am learning to play the piano.' The correct answer is "J'apprends à jouer du piano." Does the à go with the apprendre or with jouer? What is the link to the appropriate lesson? Thank you - I'm stumped! Terri

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