Faire de, jouer à

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Kwiziq community member

31 July 2018

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Faire de, jouer à

Just wondering if it might be possible to add a note after the end of the examples for »jouer à/au » and sport saying NB when you play an instrument however you say « jouer à la/au » just to remind people that jouer is used in this way also???

This question relates to:
French lesson "Faire de, jouer à : talking about sports, hobbies and leisure activities"


Kwiziq community member

31 July 2018


Je joue au foot. 

Je joue de la guitare. 


Kwiziq language super star

31 July 2018


Hi Marnie,

For musical instruments we use,  'jouer de'.

A few more examples -

jouer de la guitare,

jouer de la clarinette,

jouer du piano ,

jouer du tambour,

jouer de la harpe

jouer des castagnettes....


Hope  this helps!


Kwiziq community member

1 August 2018


thanks Cécile it does. Just think it would be useful to mention this in the faire/jouer section on playing sports...as a note...”but when used with instruments it is ‘Jouer de/etc”.  I see somebody else agrees with me.


Kwiziq language super star

2 August 2018


Bonjour Marnie !

This was an excellent suggestion, and I've now added it to the lesson above :)

Merci et bonne journée !

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