would" faites-vous de la guitare?" be correct?

XelaA1Kwiziq community member

would" faites-vous de la guitare?" be correct?

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Xela,

You would say 'Jouez-vous de la guitare? as explained in the following Kwiziq lesson-

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/jouer-de-to-play-an-instrument

Hope this helps!

XelaA1Kwiziq community member

It is just that my French teacher taught us to use "faire" when we want to say we play a musical instrument. So, I was just wondering if we can use it that way. Thank you for your reply.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Xela,

You use 'faire' in French when you are concentrating on the activity rather than the playing of the instrument.

For instance if you say -

'Je ne fais plus de piano' , you are saying that you are no longer learning or playing the piano you might have decided to 'faire de la danse' or 'faire de la guitare' ...

I think in English you use play or learn to play , hence the problem...

Hope this helps!

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