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"Il fera moins dix degrés."

Translation:It will be minus ten degrees.

March 31, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francie572274

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HARI_HP_PRASAD

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cielito26

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndyJBlack

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grizz6943

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patmas260

Why is saying "negative ten" not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

That's a reasonable answer. Added, thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeaDavis2

Going to be = will be I would have thought

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