Games, Sports, Hobbies

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Jeux, Sports, Passe-temps favoris

Even if you love working on your French, sometimes you just need to play! Learn the French equivalents of your favorite games, sports, and hobbies and the verbs to use with them.

Jouer = To play

With jouer, the preposition may be Ă  or de, depending on the activity:

Some activities require the verb faire (to do). If a preposition is required, it’s always de.

Games – Les jeux

board games les jeux de sociĂ©tĂ©jouer aux jeux de sociĂ©tĂ©
card games les jeux de cartesjouer aux jeux de cartes
checkers le jeu de damesjouer au jeu de dames
chess les Ă©checsjouer aux Ă©checs
darts les flĂ©chettesjouer aux flĂ©chettes
pool le billardjouer au billard
video games les jeux vidĂ©ojouer aux jeux vidĂ©os
word games les jeux de lettresjouer aux jeux de lettres

Sports – Les sports

basketball le basketjouer au basket
biking le cyclisme, le vĂ©lofaire du cyclisme
faire du vélo
faire de la bicyclette
boxing la boxefaire de la boxeboxer
football le football amĂ©ricainjouer au football
hockey le hockeyjouer au hockey
skiing le skifaire du skiskier
soccer le football, le footjouer au foot(ball)
swimming la natationfaire de la natationnager
tennis le tennisjouer au tennis
wrestling la luttefaire de la luttelutter

Hobbies – Les passe-temps

cooking la cuisinefaire la cuisinecuisiner
crocheting le crochetfaire du crochetcrocheter
crossword puzzle des mots croisĂ©sfaire des mots croisĂ©s 
dancing la dansefaire la danse (rare)danser
fishing la pĂȘchealler Ă  la pĂȘchepĂȘcher
gardening le jardinagefaire du jardinagejardiner
hiking la randonnĂ©efaire de la randonnĂ©e
hunting la chassefaire la chassechasser
jigsaw puzzle un puzzlefaire un puzzle 
jogging le joggingfaire du jogging
knitting le tricot tricoter
movie un filmregarder un film
music la musiqueĂ©couter la musique
jouer de la musique
painting la peinture peindre
reading la lecturefaire de la lecturelire
sailing la voilefaire de la voile
sewing la couture coudre
television
TV
 la tĂ©lĂ©vision
la télé
regarder la télévision
regarder la télé
 
(apocope)

 The French verbs above are used to talk about playing or doing that activity, but of course you can also use verbs like aimer (to like), vouloir (to want to), and dĂ©tester (to hate) with them.

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