Writing Challenge Week 57, level A1. I'm learning to play the piano.

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8 August 2017

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Writing Challenge Week 57, level A1. I'm learning to play the piano.

The sentence is 'I am learning to play the piano.' The correct answer is "J'apprends à jouer du piano." Does the à go with the apprendre or with jouer? What is the link to the appropriate lesson? Thank you - I'm stumped! Terri

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French lesson "to learn"


Kwiziq community member

9 August 2017


Bonjour Terri, En le sens de cette phrase, l«à» va avec jouer. In French, there are certain verbs where à precedes the verb and certain verbs where it follows the verb. There are certain dictionaries that explain this more in detail. Bonne chance.


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10 August 2017


Bonjour Terri !

To express "to learn how to [do]" in French, you will use "apprendre à + [infinitif]" :
Il apprend à cuisiner.
He's learning how to cook.
J'apprends à faire du surf.
I learn how to surf.

Some verbs are followed by different prepositions such as à or de.
We don't have a specific lesson on these, but here is a useful list of similar verbs:

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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