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du/de la vs à la/au.

  1. Ma fille veut faire de la natation à la rentrée
  2. Étienne joue au tennis le samedi matin.

Looking at the above two sentences, I am completely confused about the usage of du/de la vs à la/au.

In what situations we use which?

October 9, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/DebbieBamb

When talking about sports in French, "faire" is followed by "de" and "jouer" is followed by "à".

There's an explanation of how to talk about different sports here: https://www.thoughtco.com/french-vocabulary-learn-to-talk-sports-4079654 (scroll down to The French Verbs Used With Sports)

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aidancmatthews

When writing prepositions in French, the preposition and "le" often contract to a single word. However, the feminine version typically keeps the preposition and the article (la).

de: de+le is du; de+la is de la; de+l' is de l'; de+les is des

à: à+le is au; à+la is à la, à+la is à la; à+les is aux

I hope this was helpful to you.

October 13, 2017
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