"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.

August 7, 2017


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.

August 7, 2017


"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.

August 28, 2017
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