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.....in case it's sunny

JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

.....in case it's sunny

The answer given is '....au cas où il fesait beau'. Couldn't you say as an alternative '....au cas où il y aurait du soleil'?
Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi John, 

...au cas où il ferait beau or ...au cas où il y aurait du soleil both are ok. 

-- Chris. 

AlmutC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
In my book "il fait beau" means the weather is nice. The sun does not necessarily have to shine for the weather to be nice. Therefore "il fait beau" is not an appropriate translation for "it's sunny".
AnnikaC1Kwiziq community member
I think "au cas où le soleil brillerait" is correct as well. In case it is, it would be nice if those two answers (John's and mine) could be marked as correct in the test. I also agree with Almut that "il fait beau" wouldn't be the most appropriate translation anyway. 
RodC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“Il y aurait du soleil” Still being marked wrong. A year after John pointed this out. I weep. 

MadoB2Kwiziq community member

French people don’t say le soleil brille unless waxing poetically, or getting into scientific detail. To speak of sunshine, and whether there is or isn’t any, in the day to day, they say il y a du soleil. Literally, there is some sun. 

AnC1Kwiziq community member

Pour le traduire, je crois que on peut dire à la fois faire beau ou faire soleil, surtout quand l'anglais fait mention du soleil. Comme les autres ont dit, on peut avoir de beau temps sans avoir de soleil ne de chaleur, même si pour nos chers amis français ça serait un peu difficile à comprendre ! 

MikyC1Kwiziq community member

Au cas où le temps est ensoleillé fut ma réponse. Pouvez-vous m'expliquer pourquoi cela n'est pas une traduction valide de "in case it's sunny" ?

.....in case it's sunny

The answer given is '....au cas où il fesait beau'. Couldn't you say as an alternative '....au cas où il y aurait du soleil'?

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