Please can someone answer which sentence is correct?

Il a commencé à jouer du piano il y a un an.


Il a commencé à joué du piano il y a un an.

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    One should not confuse the a of the verb avoir : il a joué (hence past participle joué) with the preposition à : il a commencé à jouer (hence infinitive jouer).
    – XouDo
    Sep 15, 2021 at 12:55
  • Tips : you have 3 verbs : "a (avoir), commencé, jouer" in different tenses [it is the first rule] and a twice, one have to have an accent [this is the second rule in your example]. So — 1° : a + past participle. 2° — à + infinitive. In this case the verb commencer à is used.
    – Personne
    Sep 16, 2021 at 13:20

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il a commencé à jouer is the right one, I guess you could have asked any translator for that, deepl is a good one imo.

The rule is: after a preposition (in this case à) verbs are always at the infinitive form

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