Il fait vent or Il y a du vent

Chris

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

3 replies

Il fait vent or Il y a du vent

Hello Kwiziq staff, I read your paragraph about the use of "Il fait ___" being idiomatic and somewhat clunky-sounding. For me, I have been instructed to say "Il fait vent" more times than I can remember (and is found in The Ultimate French Review and Practice, Premium 3rd Edition as a standard weather expression) and have not heard of "Il y a du vent" yet in my studies before encountering this question on your website.

This relates to:
Talking about the weather with il y a -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Sorry, the post submitted before I finished typing. Just wanted to ask if it's really "wrong" to say "il fait vent" when it seems to be so widely accepted in the language, and not just idiomatically.

I really appreciate your website and I believe it's noticeably helping me to improve my French. Je vous remercie!

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Hi Chris,


Il fait vent is not correct - 'Il fait du vent 'is correct and it means the same as 'il y a du vent'.


Glad you like the site, thanks for the feedback!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

4/01/18

I'm sorry, yes I meant "Il fait du vent." I posted just before going to bed. ;) Thanks so much for your response!

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