Kwiziq community member
4 January 2018
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 -
Kwiziq language super star
Il fait vent is not correct - 'Il fait du vent 'is correct and it means the same as 'il y a du vent'.
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