I'm learning to play the guitar.
J'apprends à jouer de la guitare.
It's quite difficult because I'm a bit old to start [learning] an instrument.
C'est assez difficile parce que je suis un peu vieux pour commencer à apprendre un instrument.
I'm happy with my progress, and I hope to continue like this!
Je suis content de mes progrès, et j'espère continuer comme ça !
Freeform Writing Exercise A1
To supplement Maarten's great answer, here are two more links:
'commencer à + infinitive' is more common than 'commencer de + infinitive' as the latter is used mainly in literature or formal written work.
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
“Pour” changes the meaning of the sentence, it is there to indicate “old for/in order to be”. Commencer, as with many verbs in French, requires a preposition - à or de - preceding a following infinitive.
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