Leger is generally an unorganized, unstructured, spontaneous game (such as kids might play in the yard) while spiller is the opposite: structured, planned, with rules (such as a board game, a video game, etc).
The same goes for the equivalent nouns en leg and et spil which both translate to a game. Notice that these are used in strict pairs to describe doing the activity:
- Vi leger en leg, but
- Vi spiller et spil, both of which mean we play a game.
So in the Saw movie franchise the puppet says something like, " Hej, jeg vil spille et spil!"? (I know the question sounds quite stupid, but i swear I'm not joking!)
Yes, I started to write "He reads with ....", but when I saw "dogs" I knew it wasn't right and then I remembered that Legos are based out of Denmark and come from the word "to play" or "leger". Although in many Duolingo courses, even animals read.
I have a hard time hearing the difference between singular and plural, I thought it was just singular 'dog'. Does anyone have suggestions on how to learn to tell the difference?