Hi. If I was describing the day or night, how would you say, "It is a cold foggy night"?

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Graham

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2017

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Hi. If I was describing the day or night, how would you say, "It is a cold foggy night"?

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

Ron

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2017

9/10/17

Bonjour Graham, There are a couple of possibilities with this locution: C’est une nuit de brouillard froide La nuit fait froide et il y a du brouillard. C'est une nuit qui fait froide et il y a du brouillard. Now, I may be out in the cold (no pun intended) with these and if so, I would hope the kwiziq team provides a more suitable explanation Bonne chance.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

9 October 2017

9/10/17

There is also another locution that might be more appropriate: C'est une nuit froide et brumeuse Like I indicated earlier, there are multiple locutions possible to explain that. I have heard said that the French love to discuss the weather and, as such, I have noticed that there are many ways to state things about the weather, i.e. il fait. . ., il y a . . ., etc. J'espère que ma réponse vous aiderait. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisé par le monde français depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet

Chris

Kwiziq community member

17 October 2017

17/10/17

A quick note on the weather, there are generally three patterns to use: 1) Il fait beau/froid/chaud/etc. 2) Il y a du soleil, du vent, du bruillard, etc. 3) C'est ensoleillé, venteux, nuageux, etc. -- Chris (no native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 October 2018

6/10/18

iI Graham,

I like: 

C'est une nuit froide et brumeuse.

Hope this helps!

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