il fait soleil

AviA1Kwiziq community member

il fait soleil

The article says (if I understand correctly) that neither "Il fait soleil" nor "Il fait du soleil" is the proper way to say "It's sunny". So, what is the correct way?

Asked 4 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Avi, 

You will hear,

'il fait (du) soleil' in France you can also say -

Il fait beau which often is seen as meaning that the sun is out

or 

Le soleil brille 

The word sunny is 'ensoleillé' but doesn't translate directly. You cannot say,

'il fait ensoleillé' 

You could say, 'c'est une belle journée ensoleillée'

Hope this helps!

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think the lesson considers "Il y a du soleil"  to be the proper way, which is given in the companion lesson:

Talking about the weather with il y a + [noun]

il fait soleil

The article says (if I understand correctly) that neither "Il fait soleil" nor "Il fait du soleil" is the proper way to say "It's sunny". So, what is the correct way?

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