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dancing lessons or regular dancing?

StephenB2Kwiziq community member

dancing lessons or regular dancing?

the answer given as correct for, Elle fait de la danse , is She takes dance lessons.    Surely it would mention ‘lesson’ in the French? Doesn’t it just mean she goes dancing regularly? 

merci

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stephen,

See extract from the lesson below:

"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."

Elle danse = She's dancing / she dances

Elle fait de la danse = She takes danse lessons

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

EmmanuelA0Kwiziq community member

thanks so much

dancing lessons or regular dancing?

the answer given as correct for, Elle fait de la danse , is She takes dance lessons.    Surely it would mention ‘lesson’ in the French? Doesn’t it just mean she goes dancing regularly? 

merci

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