Che cosa significa "fa"?

Jemma

Ciao,

Cosa significa "oggi fa ancora più freddo" in inglese? How is "fa" used to form sentences? Is it derived from fare (which means to make)?

Grazie

Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor

Hi Jemma,

You're right, it's derived from fare.
While English describes temperatures using to be (it is cold/hot today), Italian uses to make. Literally "It makes even colder today".
It is cold = "it makes cold" = fa freddo

This usage is limited to environment temperatures, however. If you want to say "[x subject] is cold", you'll use essere: Quest'acqua è fredda (this water is cold), il tempo è ventilato (the weather is windy).

Hope this helps!

Lucia

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