Correct sentence structure

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Correct sentence structure

Does anyone know why you say: 

Je joue du piano but then you say: Je joue de la harpe

Does anyone know what the rule is for if you use Je joue de la or Je joue du?

Asked 9 months ago
JeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

It depends on the gender of the instrument. Le piano is masculine so it is de + le = du

La harpe is feminine so it is de + la

As another example, one would say: Je joue de la batterie ( La batterie  -drums- a feminine noun).

Correct sentence structure

Does anyone know why you say: 

Je joue du piano but then you say: Je joue de la harpe

Does anyone know what the rule is for if you use Je joue de la or Je joue du?

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