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Forme flesse di 'fa' (n): pl: fa

Dal verbo fare: (coniugare)
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
ItalianoInglese
fa nm (nota musicale) (musical note)fa nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
fa avv (prima d'ora)ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Questa storia risale a cinque anni fa.
 This story is from five years ago.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
ItalianoInglese
fare vtr (compiere un'azione)make vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  do vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Durante le vacanze abbiamo fatto parecchie cose.
fare vtr (costruire, fabbricare)make, produce, manufacture vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Quell'artigiano fa dei vasi veramente belli.
 That artisan craftsman makes beautiful vases.
fare vtr (creare, generare)make, create vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Dio ha fatto il mondo in sette giorni.
 God created the Earth in seven days.
fare vtr (professione) (jobs)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Mio papà fa il fornaio.
 My dad is a baker.
fare vtr (risultato di un calcolo) (math)be, equal vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Due per quattro fa otto.
 Two times four is eight.
fare vtr (servire da)act as vtr + prep
 La tettoia ci fece da riparo per la pioggia.
 The roof acted as a shelter from the rain.
fare vtr (nominare, dare una qualifica)make vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  appoint vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 E' stato fatto ambasciatore l'anno scorso.
 He was made ambassador last year.
 He was appointed ambassador last year.
fare vi (clima, meteo)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Oggi fa un gran caldo.
 It's really hot today.
fare nm (l'agire, l'operare)doing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 E' uno che predilige il fare al pensare.
fare nm familiare (atteggiamento)manner, conduct nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  way, demeanour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Quel tipo ha un fare sospetto.
farsi vtr familiare (fare [qc] per sé)cook, fix vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make, prepare vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Nota: "Oneself" added for emphasis.
 Per pranzo ci siamo fatti due spaghetti.
 Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese. I fixed myself a meal.
farsi vtr enfatico, familiare (fare)take, make, have vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Nota: Can add "oneself" for emphasis.
 Stanotte mi sono fatto proprio una bella dormita.
 I had a really good night's sleep last night.
farsi v rif familiare (diventare)become, grow into viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Anna si è fatta proprio una bella ragazza.
farsi v rif gergale (drogarsi)take drugs vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 In quella scuola ci sono parecchi ragazzi che si fanno.
 In that school, there are a lot of kids who take drugs.
farsi vtr volgare (avere rapporti sessuali) (vulgar)screw, fuck vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)shag vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  lay, poke vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Mi ha detto che è riuscito a farsi la cameriera.
 He told me he managed to fuck the waitress.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
ItalianoInglese
fare vi informale (periodo di tempo: compiersi)be viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Ormai fanno quasi due anni che non lo sento.
 At this point, it's been almost two years since I've heard from him.
fare vi (essere utile, convenire)suit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Questa macchina non fa per noi.
 This car doesn't suit us.
fare vtr informale (comportarsi da, agire da)play, acts vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Mario fa sempre il cretino con le ragazze.
 Mario always acts like an idiot around girls.
fare vtr informale (parlare, dire)say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Mi ha fatto: "Vieni anche tu stasera?"
 He said to me, "Are you also coming out tonight?"
fare vtr gergale (rubare) (colloquial, steal)pinch, swipe vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)nick, half-inch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (from a shop, large items)lift vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Mi hanno fatto il portafoglio in metropolitana.
 They pinched (or: swiped) my wallet in the subway.
fare vtr (raccogliere, accumulare)buy, get vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Abbiamo fatto benzina al distributore qui vicino.
 We got gas at the station nearby.
fare vtr familiare (versare, emettere)leak, drip vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Luca fa sangue dal naso.
 Luca is dripping blood from his nose.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
fa | fare
ItalianoInglese
[x] anni fa [x] years ago exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a pensar male si fa peccato,
ma molto spesso ci si azzecca
it's wrong to think badly of someone, but you're very often right exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
che classe fa?  (Or she)What grade is he in?, What year is he? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Che fa al caso mio suits me, is right for me exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 My husband will only swim in the sea, but a pool suits me just fine.
Che fa storia a sé  (a unique case or situation)a whole other story exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 I like a well organized house, but my husband is a whole other story.
che scuola fa? What school are you in? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What school does he/she go to? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
che si fa? So what are we doing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
chi ce/me lo fa fare? What on earth am I doing this for?, What on earth are we doing this for? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
chi fa da se fa per tre If you want something done, do it yourself exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Chi ne fa le veci stand in for someone, act in someone's stead (more formal), take someone's place exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
chi pecora si fa,
il lupo se la mangia
 (If you're meek, you will get stepped on.)Those who make themselves sheep, will be eaten by the wolf exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  meekness is weakness exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
come si fa? How do you do it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How is that possible? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
dio li fa e poi li accoppia a match made in heaven nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
due più due fa quattro two and two makes four exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
fa da contraltare act as a counterpart, counterbalance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
fa molto natale be very Christmassy
fa sempre comodo is always useful
  (colloquial)is always handy
fa un freddo cane it's freezing
  (slang)it's brass monkey weather v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (vulgar)it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
fa un sacco di storie he makes such a fuss
fa venire il latte ai gomiti exasperates
gli fa un baffo give a damn, couldn't care less idom
  (Colloquial)not worried about [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 I don't give a damn what happens to him./ I couldn't care less what happens to him.
 I'm not worried about Karen, I'm so much better.
Il coccodrillo come fa?  (from a childrens' song, literal translation)what sound does a crocodile make? phrase
  (from Atlas Shrugged)Who is John Galt? phrase
il prezzo lo fa il mercato the market dictates the price exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il ragionamento non fa una piega the argument is flawless, you can't argue with this reasoning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il vino fa buon sangue a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  wine is good for you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
l'abito non fa il monaco. loc idiomatico (le apparenze spesso ingannano) (Figurative)You can't judge a book by its cover. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la gatta frettolosa fa i gattini ciechi haste makes waste exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
la paura fa novanta fear makes you do unthinkable things
la tua opinione non fa testo your opinion doesn't count
  (colloquial)your opinion is not worth tuppence
 Look, your opinion on this matter is not worth tuppence.
morto un papa se ne fa un altro plenty of fish in the sea, no one is indispensable idiom
  the king is dead, long live the king idiom
non fa nulla it doesn't matter, never mind exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non fa testo [sth] doesn't count, [sth] doesn't matter exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
non se ne fa nulla it's not going to happen, it's off exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
qualche anno fa a few years ago, a couple of years ago, some years ago exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
quando il gioco si fa duro,
i duri cominciano a giocare!
 (figurative)when the going gets tough, the tough get going exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
quanto mi fa sesso it really turns me on exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
qui non si fa credito  (commerce)no credit, cash terms only, we do not sell on credit exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si fa per dire so to speak exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
si fa tardi. it's getting late vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
tutti parlano e nessuno fa niente everyone talks but no one does anything exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tutto fa brodo loc idiomatico (tutto serve)every little bit helps, it's all grist for the mill exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
un po' per uno non fa male a nessuno it doesn't hurt anyone for each person to do his part exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
una ne fa e cento ne pensa dynamic adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  troublemaking adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
una rondine non fa primavera one swallow does not make a summer exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
una volta per uno non fa male a nessuno it doesn't hurt anyone for each person to do his part exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
uno che non si fa tanti problemi easy-going person nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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