It is sunny.

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Alan

Kwiziq community member

14 July 2018

4 replies

It is sunny.

What is the correct translation in French of “It is sunny”?

Is it “Il fait beau” or “Il fait du soleil”?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

15 July 2018

15/07/18

Hi Alan,

Both are correct and you will hear both.

The French tend to equate good weather with sunny weather, so 'il fait beau' will normally mean that the sun is shining.

'If fait chaud', will put emphasis on a high temperature.

Hope this helps!

Alan

Kwiziq community member

16 July 2018

16/07/18

Many thanks Cécile.

I posed the question because in a recent test I was asked to translate “ in case it is sunny”.

I wrote “au cas où il ferait du soleil”, which was marked partially correct.

Apparently the answer should have been “ au cas où il ferait beau”.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

17 July 2018

17/07/18

....In this case , Alan, 'au cas où il ferait beau ' is the only one that sounds right to me.

Hard to justify....

Alan

Kwiziq community member

17 July 2018

17/07/18

Many thanks Cécile.

I shall remember that in future.

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