Can you tell me why these two french sentences are different?
I'm teaching myself french
why do i use "du" over "de la" at times?
Je fais (du) piano
(I do the piano)
Je fais (de la) guitare
(I do the guitar)
is there something I was supposed to learn before doing Verbs?
- CatherineLv 71 month ago
In France we use ' du ' in front a masculine word and ' de la ' for feminine words.
_ ''Je fais de la danse ''. I'm a dancer / I do dance.
_ ''Je joue du piano ''. Don't use the verb ' faire ' for talk about play piano.
Note: To play = jouer.
_ '' Je mange du gâteau '' / I eat cake / I'm eating cake.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I highly recommend that you should not try to teach yourself French. If you have missed something so very basic as grammatical gender, it is a clear sign that you need a real live teacher who can prioritize your learning, answer your questions, and serve as a model for correct pronunciation.
- marys.mommaLv 71 month ago
You should realize that "du" is actually a standard contraction for "de le" ("de le" is never used, since it's grammatically incorrect). "Du" refers to masculine nouns. "De la" refers to feminine nouns.