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Il fait should always be followed by an adjective, and il y a used with nouns

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Il fait should always be followed by an adjective, and il y a used with nouns

But what's about "il fait un froid de canard" - un froid - it is noun or I'am wrong? This sentence sounds wierd also or not? ( I'm apologize for mistakes these language are not my native)
Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Well, that rule is a good starting point but there are many French idioms which go against it, as you have discovered yourself. Here are some:

Il fait un temps de chien
-- The weather is shitty.
Il fait un soleil de plomb -- A searing/scorching sun.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Il fait should always be followed by an adjective, and il y a used with nouns

But what's about "il fait un froid de canard" - un froid - it is noun or I'am wrong? This sentence sounds wierd also or not? ( I'm apologize for mistakes these language are not my native)

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