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Make Do with an Italian Verb
Fare is one of the most common and useful Italian verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Fare literally means "to do" or "to make" and in the present tense is generally used just like these English verbs.
Fare = to do / to make
Fare can mean either "to do" or "to make." For English speakers learning Italian, this is easy: you can use fare for either. For Italian speakers learning English, however, it’s much more difficult.*
|What are you doing?||Cosa fai?|
|Fanno il loro lavoro.||They’re doing their work.|
|Fai tutti i giorni i biscotti?||Do you make cookies every day?|
|Faccio i letti.||I’m making the beds.|
Fare present tense conjugations
Fare is an irregular –are verb:
In Tuscany and in literature, you might encounter fo in place of faccio.
* In English
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