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Italian translation of “do”

do

auxiliary verb
 
strong /duː/ weak // (present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done)
A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases
usato con un altro verbo per formare frasi negative e interrogative
Do you need any help? I don’t know.
A2 used at the end of a sentence to make it into a question
usato alla fine di una frase per renderla interrogativa
Sarah lives near here, doesn’t she?
B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used
usato per evitare di ripetere lo stesso verbo in una frase
“I hate that song.” “So do I.”
used to make the main verb stronger
usato per rafforzare il verbo principale
He does like you – he’s just shy.
(Definition of do auxiliary verb from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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