complain about weather

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by PPP, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. PPP Senior Member

    Please could someone confirm that the following sentence makes sense?

    Les New-Yorkais se plaigne beaucoup du temps froid.

    (New Yorkers complain a lot about the cold weather).

    Thank you!
  2. delphine1 Senior Member

    Beijing, China
    French - France
    Some corrections... your original sentence does make sense, but there is no need to precise you speak about the weather ... everyone would understand it.
  3. patgaret Senior Member

    Switzerland, French
    ...du temps frais is a bit more formal when you talk about the weather
  4. PPP Senior Member

    thank you very much for your corrections.
  5. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France, French
    Temps froid and temps frais are two different thing, I'm afraid.
    You can't say le temps frais when it's freezing outside or when there is a one-yard deep layer of snow in your garden... :p

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