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faire vs jouer

Carol W.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

faire vs jouer

why does it have to be faire with aikido? why is joue a l'aikido wrong?

Asked 1 year ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Carol, ‘jouer à’ is akin to ‘play’ in English. We don’t generally say ‘play a/at (aikido/martial arts)’ in English either. Just the way it is in both languages in this case. Just as in English, the way these expressions are generally used is somewhat idiomatic and best learnt by exposure to usage. There is a comment in the lesson on similar situations. 

faire vs jouer

why does it have to be faire with aikido? why is joue a l'aikido wrong?

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