Italian Verb Do or Make

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To Do or Make

fare - to do / make
faccio fah-cho facciamo fah-chah-moh
fai fah-ee fate fah-teh
fa fah fanno fahn-noh

Che cosa fa?
What do you do (as a profession)?
Io faccio il contabile. I'm an accountant.
Che facoltà fa? What's your major?
Faccio architettura.
I'm studying/majoring in architecture.

Idomatic expressions used with fare:
fare una domanda - to ask a question
fare un viaggio - to take a trip
fare un bagno - to take a bath
fare una passeggiata - to take a walk
fare attenzione - to pay attention
fare un piacere - to do a favor
fare una conferenza - to give a lecture
fare l'attrice / il cantante - to be an actress / a singer
fare l'università - to study at university / be in college

Notice than in English we use the indefinite article (a or an) when talking about professions, but in Italian, you must use the definite article.

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