I'm sorry, I got this question correct i was just reading the comments because you can learn a lot from them too. I have to ask though, "it simply hasn't been added to the accepted answer list......" I mean, is Duo teaching us Spanish or are we teaching Duo Spanish? If you market an app as a language tutor, you should ensure that you hire the right people to make certain your product is as accurate as possible. That is the job of the company marketing the product, not the consumers using the product. If i knew Spanish well enough to teach it, I wouldn't be on the app trying to learn it. Just a thought.
Yes, tocar is an infinitive. In English, the verb form used as a noun is the gerund. For example, I like swimming. In Spanish, the verb form used as a noun is the infinitive. Therefore it is logical, in this case to translate tocar as playing. I would not say that "to play" is wrong. It is a common translation of the verb used as a noun. However, for grammatical freaks such as I am, playing is a better translation. Note that the Spanish gerundio is not the same thing as the English gerund.
It can be. Please report it if you were marked wrong for it (as others were - see other messages in this same thread).
Unfortunately the people who add acceptable responses don't read the forums. You have to click that report button and if enough people report it, someone will add it.
Any clues for how to train my ear to hear the "le" in this phrase? I just hear the "l" in "el" a bit more strongly. Is any phrase beginning with A él (ella, etc.) always followed by an article? Because I'll need a grammar rule to follow until I can hear "él le" as two distinct words. TIA!
Hi, Abigail. After "like, love, hate" and several other verbs, Spanish uses the infinitive, but English can use either the infinitive form or the -ing form. Dúo has usually accepted both in the past, and you can use the Report button if they didn't accept "to play" here. Both are correct.