Yes, it is wrong. Always use faire for weather. C'est chaud is correct when referring to an object being hot to the touch.
In English we have a lot of ambiguity around hot/cold. For example "I am hot"... are you angry, horny, or is the temperature too high? Other languages solve this by using different verbs or cases. Using the wrong verb in the wrong context can change the meaning of the sentence.
I found a decent article for explaining all the variations around "hot" in French: https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/chaud-and-froid-in-french
Il fait always refers to the weather when followed be an adjective such as "chaud". So the correct translation is "the weather is warm/hot".
Thanks. But DL gave the right answer to 'il fait chaud' as 'it is hot', and I wondered why 'it is warm' was rejected. Perhaps a glitch?
this is a good explanation, because I made the same mistake and translated chaud for warm
Il fait chaud almost always translates to "It is hot".
However, duo also have an exercise that says:
Il fait beau et chaud - this has enough context to let you read that, if the weather is nice, the temperature must be warm. This is indeed the translation - "It is nice and warm".
"The weather is hot" was marked as incorrect. Is there a reason why this is not a valid transaction?
I answered "The weather is hot." The DL answered as incorrect. DL state it is warm. Chaude mean hot correct? To me it's the same as cool and cold; cool and cold have two different words frais and froid. Chaude has two meanings? How do you know when to use warm or hot in the answer?
this is translated on other apps and programs as "it is hot" . the addition of "weather" is unnecessary
should the question have been ..il fait chaud dehors. to me il fait chaud means it is hot which is a statment of where you are inside or outside. please explain
Apparently "the weather is hot" is an incorrect translation of "il fait chaud". The correct translation was given as "it's warm". Why is this?
And "the weather is warm" is also marked incorrect! So it's the "il fait..." part which is wrong?
Also have the same problem of it saying incorrect when input the weather is hot.
Using the app, it did not accept "the weather is hot" when the help even stated that!