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faire

English translation of faire

make

The French word 'faire' corresponds to the English word 'make'. It is one of the most common and versatile verbs in the French language and can be used in a wide variety of situations. In addition to meaning 'to make', 'faire' can also mean 'to do', depending on the context. For instance, when talking about creating something, 'faire' would translate to 'make', but when referring to an action (doing homework, for example), it would translate to 'do'. It's important to pay attention to the context in which 'faire' is used to understand the correct translation.


Example sentences using: faire

Je vais faire mes devoirs

English translation of Je vais faire mes devoirs

I'm going to do my homework

In this sentence, 'faire' is used to mean 'do' or 'make'. It is used in this context to indicate an action that will be undertaken, in this case, completing homework.

Il fait trop chaud pour faire du jogging

English translation of Il fait trop chaud pour faire du jogging

It's too hot to go jogging

The word 'faire' is used here as part of the phrase 'faire du jogging', which translates to 'go jogging'. This is an example of how 'faire' can be used in a variety of contexts.

Elle a fait une erreur

English translation of Elle a fait une erreur

She made a mistake

In this sentence, 'fait' which is the past participle of 'faire', is used to mean 'made'. The phrase 'fait une erreur' translates to 'made a mistake'.

Nous devons faire face à cette situation

English translation of Nous devons faire face à cette situation

We have to face this situation

'Faire face à' is a French expression meaning 'to face'. In this context, 'faire' doesn't carry the usual meaning of 'do' or 'make', but the phrase denotes dealing or confronting a specific situation.

Ils aiment faire la fête

English translation of Ils aiment faire la fête

They love to party

Here, 'faire la fête' is a French phrase meaning 'to party'. It literally translates to 'making a party', showcasing the flexibility of the 'faire' in daily expressions.

Dépêche-toi de faire ton lit

English translation of Dépêche-toi de faire ton lit

Hurry up and make your bed

In this instance, 'faire' is used in the context meaning to 'make' something, here it's about arranging the bed known as 'faire ton lit', another common use of faire.

Il faut faire attention en traversant la rue

English translation of Il faut faire attention en traversant la rue

You have to be careful when crossing the street

The phrase 'faire attention' means 'to be careful'. It's used when one needs to remind or warn others to stay cautious, showing an example of 'faire' in cautioning phrases.

Faire la vaisselle est ma corvée préférée

English translation of Faire la vaisselle est ma corvée préférée

Doing the dishes is my favorite chore

In this sentence, 'faire' is described as 'doing' where 'faire la vaisselle' means 'doing the dishes'. This indicates a specific task or activity.

Tu devrais faire confiance en tes capacités

English translation of Tu devrais faire confiance en tes capacités

You should trust in your abilities

'Faire confiance' is a French phrase meaning 'to trust'. 'Faire' in this context is used in an emotional sense, relating to trust and belief in one's abilities.

Je fais comme si de rien n'était

English translation of Je fais comme si de rien n'était

I act as if nothing happened

'Fais' is the first person singular form of 'faire'. 'Faire' in 'fais comme si' is akin to 'act'. It's an idiom expressing a disregard of certain events or situations.

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