Coffee Break French learners form a worldwide community. Today we’re asking you a simple question: quel temps fait-il? – what is the weather like where you are?
If you’ve just started learning French, you could use a simple expression such as the following:
- à Londres il fait froid – in London it’s cold
- à Phoenix il pleut – in Phoenix it’s raining
- à Melbourne il fait très chaud – in Melbourne it’s very hot
You may also be familiar with more colloquial weather phrases. Have you heard of any of these?
- il pleut des cordes – it’s pouring / raining heavily
- il pleut à verse – it’s pouring / raining heavily
- il fait un froid de canard – it’s bitterly cold (literally “duck” cold!)
Over to you. Tell us where you are and what the weather is like. If you want to push yourself, tell us what the weather was like yesterday using a past tense, and what the weather will be like tomorrow using a future tense! Scroll down to the bottom of this page and leave your response.