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Il fait du soleil?

Annette O.B1Kwiziq community member

Il fait du soleil?

"Case of il fait du soleil or Il fait soleil: This seems to be presented as idiomatic in a lot of French learning methods, and to be perfectly honest, some French people use it. However, it is not good French and still sounds clunky and child-like to many French ears (including mine!). 
Il fait should always be followed by an adjective, and il y a used with nouns."

Isn't saying "Il fait du soleil" saying 'it is sunny?' Sunny being an adjective? 

Asked 2 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Le soleil is a noun and therefore should be used as  Il y a du soleil. The adjective would be ensoleillé.

Il fait du soleil?

"Case of il fait du soleil or Il fait soleil: This seems to be presented as idiomatic in a lot of French learning methods, and to be perfectly honest, some French people use it. However, it is not good French and still sounds clunky and child-like to many French ears (including mine!). 
Il fait should always be followed by an adjective, and il y a used with nouns."

Isn't saying "Il fait du soleil" saying 'it is sunny?' Sunny being an adjective? 

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