I’m just working on some home work for my Japanese class and I’ve been asked to write about my daily routine as part of that (Genki Chapter 3!). I started well enough, then I got to the end of the it and thought instead of saying I watch TV as in the example, I thought I’d put ‘at 7 I play video games’.
I looked over my verb tables so far and couldn’t see the word play, despite being introduced to sports like 'テニス’, there wasn’t any examples using it. I guess, based on what verbs I have I could say ‘7時にビデオゲームをします*’ but it just feels wrong to my English speaking brain.
Is there any alternative way to say this? Or do I just have to get used to the concept that ‘doing’ is equal to ‘playing’?
*する is an irregular verb that means ‘to do’ for any other newbies eventually searching for this same thing! It becomes 'します’ in present/affirmative and 'しません’ as you might expect in negative!