February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

jouer – to play
One plays à sports and games, and de instruments. It’s pretty simple. Just make sure to follow the contractions for à and de when using them.

activities – les activités

basketball – le basketball
football – le football américain
soccer – le football
tennis – le tennis
cards – les cartes
checkers – les dames
chess – les échecs
video games – les jeux vidéo

instruments – les instruments

the guitar – la guitarre
the flute – la flûte
the piano – le piano
the violin – le violon
the cello – le violoncelle
the trumpet – la trompette
the drums – la batterie* or le tambour*

We like to play soccer – Nous aimons jouer au football.
The little boys are playing football in the field – Les petits garçons jouent au football amèricain au champ.
I play the piano – Je joue du piano.
Arthur plays the trumpet – Arthur joue de la trompette.

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