To Play an Instrument in French = Jouer de + Instrument

to play an instrument in french

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to say to play an instrument in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say to play an instrument in French
  • how to play an instrument in French is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on to play an instrument in French.
  • how you can download Anki files for to play an instrument in French.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about how to say to play an instrument in French!

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To Play an Instrument in French

If you want to express that you play an instrument, then you have to use the following idiom:

jouer + de + [le/la/l’/les] + (instrument)

le piano

Je joue du piano.

I play the piano.

la guitare

Tu joues de la guitare.

You play the guitar.

la trompette

Elle joue de la trompette.

She plays the trumpet.

le violon

Nous jouons du violon.

We play the violin.

la batterie

Jouez-vous de la batterie ?

Do you play the drums?

la flûte

Elles jouent de la flûte.

They play the flute.

Please don’t forget about contractions in French, de + le and de +les contract into du and des.

Examples Sentences on To Play an Instrument in French

The final section of this lesson on to play an instrument in French is about seeing the idiom in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to play an instrument in French through examples.

le piano

Je joue du piano.

I play the piano.

la guitare

Je joue de la guitare pendant mon temps libre.

I play the guitar in my spare time.

la basse

Je joue de la basse dans un groupe de jazz.

I play bass in a jazz band.

la guitare

Tu joues de la guitare.

You play the guitar.

la trompette

Elle joue de la trompette.

She plays the trumpet.

le violon

Nous jouons du violon.

We play the violin.

la batterie

Jouez-vous de la batterie ?

Do you play the drums?

De quel instrument jouez-vous ?

Which instrument do you play?

la flûte

Elles jouent de la flûte.

They play the flute.

Quiz Yourself on To Play an Instrument in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for To Play an Instrument in French

It is important to do the Anki exercises for this lesson so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas. This is recommended as you will have every lesson that you need. You shouldn’t miss out on the complete learning experience!

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Idioms. This only has the idioms for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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