Purpose of the word “à”

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Purpose of the word “à”

Hi, could you explain the purpose of the word “à” in the following French lines please?


“if he lost a game that they were playing together.”


“s'il perdait à un jeu auquel ils étaient en train de jouer ensemble.”


“s'il perdait à un jeu auquel ils jouaient ensemble.”

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian, 

I think you are thinking of the verbe 'perdre quelque chose' which is to lose something.

This is -

perdre à quelque chose

which means to lose at something like a game.

Hope this helps!

 

Purpose of the word “à”

Hi, could you explain the purpose of the word “à” in the following French lines please?


“if he lost a game that they were playing together.”


“s'il perdait à un jeu auquel ils étaient en train de jouer ensemble.”


“s'il perdait à un jeu auquel ils jouaient ensemble.”

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