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11 October 2018
jugar and al
Jugué al tenis ayer.I played tennis yesterday.
Where does the 'al' come from here?
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Conjugate irregular verbs ending in -gar in el Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)"
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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 Contracted masculine singular articles: al and del
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