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26 January 2018
Is it cold?
I've tried a couple of alternative ways to say this other than the stock "Il fait froid". I know they are not listed as alternatives, but are mine correct.
1. Il fait mal, can you say this as "Il fait bon" means it's warm/hot?
2 In my experience most native speakers I have met would usually say "Il ne fait pas chaud", or some highly contracted form.
This question relates to:French lesson "Talking about the weather with il fait"
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Bonjour Paul !
1. Il fait mal doesn't exist at all in this context The only meaning of the phrase on its own would be He hurts.
or Il fait mal [quelque chose] = He's doing [something] wrong.
2. Il ne fait pas chaud has indeed a similar meaning to il fait froid, i.e. It's not warm.Though the meaning is close, these are two different sentences, in French as in English.
I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !
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