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"Later he learns how to play the guitar and drums."

Translation:Plus tard il apprend à jouer de la guitare et de la batterie.

March 3, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/r.o.c.

Later he learns how to play the guitar and drums.

if there is how, shouldn't it be: plus tard il apprend a comment jouer...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"learn how to" is an English construction. For a change, the French is simpler: "apprendre à". However, pls note that "apprendre comment + infinitive" also exists.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juandenil

Is ' ensuite ' an acceptable alternative to ' plus tard' ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sebryce

are both "de"'s absolutely required? (i.e. does de la guitare et la batterie not make sense? Is it not commutative?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

no,sorry, you have to repeat "de"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianJohns278255

I'm not getting why "de" is warranted here. He is learning the instrument, not some of the instrument.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gavier

It's how 'jouer' works, 'jouer de' for instruments, 'jouer à' for sports or games.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Glat64

et des tambours ??

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