"Yo juego al béisbol en la playa."

Translation:I play baseball on the beach.

4 months ago

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Peter895983

What is the meaning and need for the "al" before baseball?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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Some verbs always require a preposition placed after that verb. Jugar is one of them. Jugar + a + object = to play a (game, sport)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SnarlsBarky
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Sound quality is poor on the normal speed of audio version. I don't know how to formally report this because "Report" doesn't offer a category for this kind of issue.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Agreed. Very jerky (meaning it jumps). She sounds like someone is tickling her.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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There is not much the course creators can do about poor sound quality. The courses use a TTS (text-to-speech) engine. If it is really bad you can open a bug report and they may decide to disable the listening exercises for this particular sentence.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XNefarious

johjohjohjoh

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel303668

I have never seen baseball played on a beach, have any of you? Volley, surfing, frisbee, kickball, skating... hmm?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidTrimb3

I was thinking the same thing. No, I never have. Sliding home would be torture for everyone involved.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fractal12

ok folks, why "al" and not just "el"?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
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Jugar wants it!

What you're really saying with Jugar is:

Yo juego al béisbol... I play at the baseball...

So it's a contraction of a and el = al.

Verbs that uses these:

https://www.lawlessspanish.com/grammar/verbs/verbs-with-a/

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hoser117

That sounds dangerous

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeJump

Why is "al" needed here?

3 days ago
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