How to describe one-off dancing / swimming?

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Sagar

Kwiziq community member

4 February 2019

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How to describe one-off dancing / swimming?

The lesson says:

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.

How would one then say: "I am dancing / I dance" without implying one is taking dance lessons? Same for swimming.

Thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Faire de, jouer à : talking about sports, hobbies and leisure activities"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

5 February 2019

5/02/19

Hi Sagar, 

You would just use the present tense in French to indicate the English present progressive- I am doing ....

Je danse, je nage etc...

If you want for instance that your car is making a funny noise you will say:

Ma voiture fait un drôle de bruit....Hope this helps!

Sagar

Kwiziq community member

5 February 2019

5/02/19

Thank you!

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