IMPERSONAL VERBS & EXPRESSIONS
The impersonal pronoun il (it) is used in French when an action has no person responsible for the action. The conjugated verb is always in the third person singular. These impersonal expressions are used to describe the weather.
Weather expressionsWhether in French or English, they require impersonal subjects. The verbs pleuvoir (to rain), neiger (to snow), and geler (to freeze) can only be conjugated in the third person singular.
|Il pleut.||It rains/It’s raining.|
|Il neige.||It snows/It’s snowing.|
|Il gèle.||It freezes/It’s freezing.|