Translation of "do" - English-Italian dictionary

do

verb uk /duː/ (present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done)

A1 to perform an action

fare
Go upstairs and do your homework.

A1 to perform a type of exercise or activity

fare
She does yoga three times a week.

A2 to make or prepare something

fare
Max’s Café does great sandwiches.

A2 used for talking or asking about how healthy, happy, or successful someone is

andare, cavarsela
“How is your niece doing?” “She’s doing really well, thanks.”

A1 UK to study a subject

studiare
Diana did history at university.
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

riuscire male/bene
Sam did very well in his exam.
do your hair, make-up, etc.

B1 to make your hair, make-up, etc. look nice

farsi i capelli, il trucco, ecc.
It takes him half an hour to do his hair in the morning.
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.
be/have to do with something

to be related to something

avere a che fare con qualcosa
She lacks confidence and I think that has to do with her childhood.
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

essere sufficiente
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.

(Translation of “do verb” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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