I say il faisait froid ce matin and my French neighbours nearly always respond with " oui il faisait frais".
Am I wrong to use froid - should I say
Just to add to the other responses, you might have heard people offering you 'une boisson fraîche' which means it will come out of a fridge, so it is a matter of degree of cold as has been said before.
I'm thinking that this may be the difference between froid - cold and frais - chilly
Let's see what our experts say.
I agree with Jim.
It is a matter of degree, much as in English, between "it is (really) cold" and "it's (a bit) fresh". Of course, they may be politely hinting 'if you think this is cold, wait until winter arrives' !
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