"Il fera moins dix degrés."

Translation:It will be minus ten degrees.

March 31, 2018

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TurianSniper

How do you tell the difference between "It will be minus 10 degrees" and "it will be less than 10 degrees" ? Just the "de" between moins and dix?

March 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Exactly. Il fera moins de dix degrés. = It will be less than ten degrees.

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Francie572274

Would "It will be ten degrees below zero" not be acceptable? That sounds more natural to an American speaker than "minus ten degrees".

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
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That would be "il fera dix degrés sous zéro".

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Francie572274

Thank you!

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HARI_HP_PRASAD

Sera vs aura vs fera ? How to differentiate .. I thought of future of suis,avoir & fait as above .. is that correct ?

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Yes, fera is the simple future tense.

present → future
il fait → il fera
il est → il sera
il a → il aura

Note here that "il" is the impersonal "it" since it is talking about the weather.

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cielito26

Why not "It is going to be minus ten degrees"?

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyJBlack

I think this should be ok too. I'm going to report it.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Ideally, use "il va faire" for "it is going" and "il fera" for "it will be" when talking about weather.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Grizz6943

In US dialect, we could say, "It will be ten below" (the zero is understood.)

October 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Patmas260

Why is saying "negative ten" not accepted?

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

That's a reasonable answer. Added, thanks!

December 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeaDavis2

Going to be = will be I would have thought

April 6, 2019
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