"I want to play the guitar."

Translation:Je veux jouer de la guitare.

February 5, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/luisco

When talking about playing a musical instrument in french is it always necessary to add 'de'? Would it be wrong or unusual to say ' Je veux jouer la guitare.'?

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

The construction is always "jouer de + article instrument"

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/luisco

Thank you, i was wondering about it since in all the other latin based languages i'm aware of don't use this construction (spanish: 'Yo quiero tocar la guitarra' and italian 'Voglio suonare la chitarra').

February 6, 2013
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