My quiz today asked how to say It is hot. Yes, it’s “I’ll fait chaud”. But what about the idiomatic with avoir? Can’t it also be “Il a chaud”?

ValerieA1Kwiziq community member

My quiz today asked how to say It is hot. Yes, it’s “I’ll fait chaud”. But what about the idiomatic with avoir? Can’t it also be “Il a chaud”?

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Just to add -

You can say of a person -

Il/Elle a chaud = He/she is hot ( temperature)

or even of yourself ,

J'ai chaud = I am hot

but not for the weather which is -

Il fait chaud! It's hot!

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Il a chaud doesn’t work in French.
ValerieA1Kwiziq community member

Merci, Chris. I realized right as I hit send why it doesn’t apply!

My quiz today asked how to say It is hot. Yes, it’s “I’ll fait chaud”. But what about the idiomatic with avoir? Can’t it also be “Il a chaud”?

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