Other than being an irregular verb, FARE is used in Italian in a number of many useful expressions. Let’s see some of them:
Fare i compiti: to do the homework
Fare le pulizie: to do the cleanings
Fare un biglietto: to buy a ticket
Fare una passeggiata: to go for a walk
Fare un giro: to go around
Fare una fotografia: to take a picture
Fare colazione: to eat breakfast
Fare la spesa: to buy groceries
Fare shopping: to go shopping
Fare la valigia (le valigie): to pack
Fare pace: to make peace
Fare il compleanno: to have a birthday
Fare il pieno: to tank up
Fare una domanda: to ask a question
Fare la coda/la fila: to queue
Fare soldi: to become rich
Far bene: to be good (for something)
Far male: to be painful, to ache
Fare una vacanza: to go on vacation (holiday)
Fare una prenotazione: to make a reservation
Fare un errore (o sbaglio): to make a mistake
Fare tardi: to be late
FARE is also the verb used to ask information about the weather and to answer about it. In Italian, we say CHE TEMPO FA? And we answer FA bel/cattivo tempo o FA caldo/freddo.
As I was previously mentioning, FARE does not follow the regular pattern of the second conjugation, being irregular.
Presente indicativo: io faccio, tu fai, lui fa, noi facciamo, voi fate, loro fanno
Imperfetto: io facevo…
Passato prossimo: io ho fatto…
Futuro semplice: io farò…
Condizionale semplice: io farei…
Congiuntivo presente: che io faccia…
Congiuntivo imperfetto: che io facessi..
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