Why is it “juego al tenis”? Is it the Spanish direct translation of “I play at the tennis”"?

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Why is it “juego al tenis”? Is it the Spanish direct translation of “I play at the tennis”"?

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Johan

In Spanish when you use verb "jugar" as in playing a sport/ game we use "al", "a la", "a los" or "a las":

"Juego al tenis" (I play tennis)*

"Juego a la pelota" (I play [with] a ball)

"Juego a los dados" (I play darts)

"Juego a las cartas" (I play cards)

*Note that here "al" is a contraction of a + el. 

Un saludos

Inma

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