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Tricky French Questions Part 3

  1. What is the difference between " il pleut" and "il fait pleut"? why isn't it il est pleutment or something along those lines? in my head -- it is raining.. but for il pleut sounds like it rain.

  2. Why cant I say nous sommes contents vs on est content?

January 10, 2018

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I'm certainly no expert in French. After all, I'm hardly fluent and am only on my third year taking French in school, but I'll give your first question a shot.

I actually don't think "il pleut" is odd. When you think about it, you would say, for instance, "il marche" for "he is walking," so why not "il pleut" for "it is raining"? That's just how French verbs work. In English we have "he walks" and "he is walking," but in French it's just one.

January 11, 2018
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