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"The women play soccer."

Translation:Les femmes jouent au football.

August 7, 2017



Explain the use of "au" football rather than "du"" football, please. That was confusing to me.


In French, we say jouer au+ the game. Jouer du football would imply that football is an instrument (maybe a musical one), but not a game.


"jouer de" is used with musical instruments: je joue du piano, de la guitare.

"jouer" is used with sports and games: je joue au football, au Scrabble, à la balle, aux échecs.

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