How to describe one-off dancing / swimming?

SagarB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

How to describe one-off dancing / swimming?

The lesson says:

When using "faire de la danse" or "faire de la natation" (FOR EXAMPLE) rather than simply "danser" or "nager", you refer more to an organised, repeated activity - I take dance lessons / I go swimming [as a regular activity, e.g. attending class or lessons] - than just a 'one-off' activity you're in the middle of doing such as I'm dancing / I'm swimming.

How would one then say: "I am dancing / I dance" without implying one is taking dance lessons? Same for swimming.

Thanks.

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sagar, 

You would just use the present tense in French to indicate the English present progressive- I am doing ....

Je danse, je nage etc...

If you want for instance that your car is making a funny noise you will say:

Ma voiture fait un drôle de bruit....Hope this helps!

SagarB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you!

How to describe one-off dancing / swimming?

The lesson says:

When using "faire de la danse" or "faire de la natation" (FOR EXAMPLE) rather than simply "danser" or "nager", you refer more to an organised, repeated activity - I take dance lessons / I go swimming [as a regular activity, e.g. attending class or lessons] - than just a 'one-off' activity you're in the middle of doing such as I'm dancing / I'm swimming.

How would one then say: "I am dancing / I dance" without implying one is taking dance lessons? Same for swimming.

Thanks.

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