How many ways are there to say "it is", il fait and C'est and il est are a few i think. But when should you use one or the other? I heard about C'est being used when followed by a noun, and il est when followed by an adjective, but ive not encountered il fait before.
My husband (French by birth) told me a basic guide was 'C'est' is for talking about physical things, so to say 'C'est froid' about food is correct but not about the weather. What you are talking about defines the phrase that must be used.
A 3-year-old girl arrives. She's happy, and wears her new swimsuit, just received as a Christmas present. She jumps and screams: "Mom, Mom! I'm going to swim in the pool!"
Mum replies: "Sorry, it's cold, outside".