Translation of "do" - English-Portuguese dictionary

do

auxiliary verb uk strong /duː/ us /du/ weak // us /du/ present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done

A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases

usado com outro verbo para formar frases interrogativas e negativas
Do you need any help?
I don’t know.

A2 used at the end of a sentence to make it into a question

usado no final de uma frase para formar a forma interrogativa
Sarah lives near here, doesn’t she?

B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used

usado para evitar a repetição de um verbo que já foi usado anteriormente
‘I hate that song.’ ‘So do I.’

used to make the main verb stronger

usado para deixar o verbo principal mais forte
He does like you – he’s just shy.
verb uk /duː/ us /du/ present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done

A1 to perform an action

fazer
Go upstairs and do your homework.

A1 to perform a type of exercise or activity

fazer
She does yoga three times a week.

A2 to make or prepare something

fazer
Max’s Café does great sandwiches.

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

ir, estar
‘How is your niece doing?’ ‘She’s doing really well, thanks.’

A1 UK to study a subject

estudar
Diana did history at university.
do the cleaning, cooking, etc.

A1 to perform a job in the house

fazer a limpeza, a comida, etc.
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

o que faz?, no que trabalha?
‘What do you do?’ ‘I’m a doctor.’
do badly/well

B1 to not succeed, or to succeed

dar-se mal/bem
Sam did very well in his exam.
do your hair, make-up, etc.

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

fazer o cabelo, a maquiagem, etc.
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

fazer o cabelo, a maquiagem, etc.
I need to do my hair before we go out.
be/have to do with something

to be related to something

ter a ver com alguém/algo
She lacks confidence and I think that has to do with her childhood.
have to do with something

to be related to something

estar relacionado a algo
Our profits are down, which has to do with poor sales.
do someone good

to have a good effect on someone

fazer o bem a alguém
A holiday would do you good.
will do

will be satisfactory

será suficiente
You don’t have to pay now. Next week will do.
could do with someone/something

to need or want someone or something

precisar de alguém/algo, querer alguém/algo
I could do with a few days off work.
noun [ C ] /duː/ /du/ plural dos
dos and don’ts

normas, regras → See at

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

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