If you’ve started to learn Italian, you’ve surely noticed that there are really many advanced Italian expressions composed of the verb fare.
So, today you’re going to learn seven advanced Italian expressions with the verb fare.
1. Fare il filo
Fare il filo, literally to make the thread, is an informal Italian expression that means to court.
2. Fare il pelo e il contropelo
This Italian expression has two meanings. In its standard meaning it means to pass the razor in all directions of the skin, so as to leave it perfectly smooth. Figuratively, it means to harshly criticize someone or something.
3. Fai da te – faidatè
The Italian expression fai date or faidatè indicates a person who doesn’t make use of specialized services or facilities but that organizes or does everything on its own.
4. Fare la fila
Among the many advanced Italian expressions with the verb fare, fare la fila is a must-to-know. This Italian expression means to wait in line with others for their turn to come, especially to get a service or benefit. For example, to stand in line at the counter.
5. Fare storie
Fare storie means to raise objections, to make resistance.
6. Fare caso
Fare caso is an Italian expression used to say pay attention to something. This expression is always followed by the preposition a.
7. Fare senso
Fare senso is an expression used to say that something gives you a strong and unpleasant impression (similar to disgust or repugnance) or psychic disturbance in general.
Did you already know these seven advanced Italian expressions? What’s your favourite?
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