Italian translation of “do”
/duː/ (present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done)
do the cleaning, cooking, etc. A1 to perform a job in the house
fare le pulizie, fare da mangiare, ecc.
I do the cooking, but Joe does most of the cleaning.
what do you, does she, etc. do? A1 used to ask what someone’s job is
che cosa fai, fa, ecc. di lavoro?
“What do you do?” “I’m a doctor.”
do badly/well B1 to not succeed, or to succeed
Sam did very well in his exam.
do your hair, makeup, etc. › to make your hair, makeup, etc. look nice
farsi i capelli, il trucco, ecc.
I need to do my hair before we go out.
have to do with something › to be related to something
avere a che fare con qualcosa
Our profits are down, which has to do with poor sales.
do someone good › to have a good effect on someone
fare bene a qualcuno, giovare a qualcuno
A holiday would do you good.
will do › will be satisfactory
You don’t have to pay now. Next week will do.
could do with someone/something › to need or want someone or something
fare caso di qualcuno o qualcosa (espresso al condizionale)
I could do with a few days off work.