jugar and al

jugar and al

Jugué al tenis ayer.
I played tennis yesterday.

Where does the 'al' come from here?

Thanks

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Ricky,

In English you say "play tennis" but in Spanish "jugar" as in playing a sport or game you need:

a la + feminine noun

al + masculine noun (a+el are contracted->al)

For example, jugar a la petanca (to play boules), or jugar al baloncesto (to play basketball)

I hope this clarifies it.

Have a look at this [competency id= "5090"]

Inma :))

Hi. Why is there ya pague and not ya he pagado? Is it not latin american Spanish?

jugar and al

Jugué al tenis ayer.
I played tennis yesterday.

Where does the 'al' come from here?

Thanks

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