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

Dal verbo fare: (coniugare)
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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
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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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.
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 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.
 * 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, 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 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 © 2015:

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 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? 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?
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? 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."
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."
dio li fa e poi li accoppia a match made in heaven
due più due fa quattro two and two makes four
fa da contraltare act as a counterpart, counterbalance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
fa molto natale very Christmassy
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
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
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.
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 phrase
non se ne fa nulla it's not going to happen, it's off excl
qualche anno fa a few years ago, a couple of years ago expression
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
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."
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 po' per uno non fa male a nessuno it doesn't hurt anyone for each person to do his part phrase
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 idiom
una volta per uno non fa male a nessuno it doesn't hurt anyone for each person to do his part idiom
uno che non si fa tanti problemi easy-going person nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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