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

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
fa nm (nota musicale)  (music)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 © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
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.
  Haste makes waste.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
fare vtr (costruire, fabbricare)produce, manufacture, make vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Quell'artigiano fa dei vasi veramente belli.
 That artisan makes (or: manufactures, or: produces) 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)  (Mathematics)make, equal, be vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Due per quattro fa otto.
 Two times four makes (or: equals, is) eight.
fare vtr (servire da)make for, provide, give vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La tettoia ci fece da riparo per la pioggia.
 The roof made for (or: provided, or: gave us) 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 an ambassador last year.
 He was appointed as an 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 pretty 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.
  I fixed myself a meal.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
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 myself a good night's sleep.
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 tons of kids who take drugs.
farsi vtr volgare (avere rapporti sessuali)  (vulgar)screw, lay, poke, 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."
 Mi ha detto che è riuscito a farsi la cameriera.
 He told me he succeeded in fucking (or: screwing) the waitress.
 
Additional Translations
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 a creep 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 bought gas at the nearby station.
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 © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
fa | fare
[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 mano
che si fa funzionare a mano
hand-operated
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."
anni fa years ago
assente
assenteista
che non si fa mai vedere
che non partecipa mai
nm
  (missing person at event)no-show
che classe fa? 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 bene adj  (food)wholesome
che fa bolle aggbubbly
che fa complimenti adjflattering
che fa del bene adjdo-good
che fa domande adjquestioning
che fa la raccolta adjcollecting
che fa le pulizie adj  (person)cleaner
che fa paura adjthrilling
che fa paura adjscary
che fa paura adj  (familiar US)creepy
che fa perdere la pazienza adj  (frightening)nerve-racking
che fa perdere la pazienza adj  (frightening)nerve-wracking
che fa pietà adjpitiful
che fa presa adjcatching
che fa presa adjgripping
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 fa una vita dura hard-living
che fa venire i brividi adjchilling
che fa venire l'acquolina mouth-watering
che imita
che fa il verso
hit-off
che parla molto e fa poco adjdo-little
che scuola fa? What school are you in?
che si fa abbracciare adjcuddly
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 agisce
chi fa i fatti
chi fa poche parole
nm
doer
chi ce/me lo fa fare? What on earth am I 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 fa jogging jogger
chi fa le pulizie domestiche house cleaner
chi fa un punto nmscorer
chi fa uso di droghe drug user
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."
come si fa ... how do you ...
come si fa? How does one do something? How is that possible? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
deputato in Parlamento che non fa parte del governo private member
dio li fa e poi li accoppia a match made in heaven
due più due fa quattro two and two makes four
è quello che fa per te loc agg (in linea con i tuoi desideri o le tue capacità)up your alley
fa come vuoi! idiomplease yourself!
fa da contraltare act as a counterpart, counterbalance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
fa lo stesso it is all the same
fa lo stesso it makes no difference
fa male it hurts
fa molto natale very Christmassy
fa qualcosa! just do something
fa schifo   (disgusting)revolting
fa sempre comodo always very useful
fa un freddo cane it's freezing
   (slang)it's brass monkey weather exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (slang, vulgar)it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
fa un sacco di storie he makes such a fuss
fa venire il latte ai gomiti exasperate
facile fa capire adj  (easy to understand)friendly
generoso
che fa bene al cuore
heartwarming
gli fa un baffo give a damn, couldn't care less idom
 I don't give a damn what happens to him./ I couldn't care less what happens to him.
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 phrase
il ragionamento non fa una piega the argument is flawless, one can't argue with this reasoning phrase
il vino fa buon sangue a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away idiom
insegnare a qualcuno come si fa qualcosa show [sb] the ropes
l'abito non fa il monaco. loc idiomatico (le apparenze spesso ingannano)  (idiom)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 expression
la paura fa novanta fear makes you do unthinkable things
   (literal)90 is a fearful number
Nota: In Neapolitan numerology called "La Smorfia," 90 is the number associated with fear.
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.
medico che fa le visite spostandosi in aereo o in elicottero flying doctor
molto tempo fa a long time ago
molto tempo fa lang syne
molto tempo fa of old
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 differenza it makes no difference
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 phrase
non molto tempo fa not long ago
non se ne fa nulla it's not going to happen, it's off excl
persona che fa da paracolpi punching bag
persona che fa miracoli miracle-worker
poco tempo fa a short time ago
qualche anno fa a few years ago, a couple of years ago expression
qualche tempo fa some time ago
quando il gioco si fa duro
i duri cominciano a giocare!
  (idiom)when the going gets tough, the tough get going expression
quanto mi fa sesso turns me on a lot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
qui non si fa credito   (commerce, in a shop, in a place of business)no credit, cash terms only, we do not sell on credit expression
rivelazione
cosa che fa aprire gli occhi
nf
eye-opener
rivelazione
cosa che fa aprire gli occhi
eye opener
si fa per dire so to speak vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
si fa tardi. it's getting late vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
spia che fa il doppio gioco double agent
squadra che fa parate militari nf (militare)drill team
tanto tempo fa ages ago
tanto tempo fa long ago
tempo fa a while ago
tutti parlano e nessuno fa niente everyone talks but no one does anything idiom
tutto fa brodo loc idiomatico (tutto serve)every little bit helps, it's all grist for the mill idiom
un oggetto che fa rumore nm  (rattler)noisemaker
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