Can someone explain "Faccio" to me

nicholaspastore January 23, 2017, 12:42 pm
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor January 23, 2017, 4:43 pm
Hi nicholaspastore,

Faccio is a conjugation of fare which means I do, so it's an irregular verb. Here's the complete present tense conjugation:

Io faccio
Tu fai
Egli/lui/ella/lei fa
Noi facciamo
Voi fate
Essi/loro fanno


Hope this helps!

Lucia
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
drewster January 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
The other thing is that fare is used with a lot of idions, things that don't translate literally to English. e.g. 

Che tempo fa? - What's the weather like?
fare il biglietto - to buy a ticket (not make one)

Etc.

Lucia, What are egli, ella & essi? I haven't come across those?

Cheers,
Drew
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor January 23, 2017, 8:26 pm
Hi Drew,

They are the literary forms for lui, lei and loro. Nowadays they are only found in school books when listing conjugations. They are almost nonexistent in the spoken language (you might hear essi, but not the other forms), and are rare in the written language, to the point that saying or writing ella legge, instead of lei legge, is considered old-fashioned. You might stumble upon them in poetry though!

Lucia
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
drewster January 23, 2017, 8:30 pm
Hi Lucia,

Thanks, that makes me feel better (as to why I haven't seen them before)! But are there literary forms of other words too? 

Cheers,
Drew
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me
Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor January 23, 2017, 8:45 pm
No, there's only one form for io, tu, noi and voi!

Lucia
Can someone explain "Faccio" to me

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