https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiki158513

why is it 'faire de la plongée' rather than 'faire la plongée'

August 13, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NancyMihalich

Bonjour, kiki158513. See ZarrouguiL's explanation here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32399340 The explanation is: **To express the fact that you do an activity, "Faire + de + le/la" is idiomatic in french. Faire du football, faire de la guitare, faire du ski...

"La plongée" is scuba diving.

Bonne journée!

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gatan722820

Also, "faire la plongée" sounds like "faire la plonge", which is slang to say that you wash the dish. So, in this particular case, it is important not to forgot the "de".

August 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

Haha, I'm imagining the confusion on someone's face if you excitedly said you will wash the dishes tomorrow.

August 13, 2019
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