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Portuguese translation of “do”

do

verb   /duː/ (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.
(Definition of do verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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