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Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: fa‧zer

Verb

fazer

  1. (transitive) to make, to create, to produce
    Minha mãe fez este vestido para mim. — “My mother made that dress for me.”
  2. (transitive) to do, to execute, to perform
    Aquele homem fez um crime terrível. — “That man did an horrible crime.”
    Eu respondi, fazendo um gesto afirmativo. — “I answered, doing an affirmative gesture.”
  3. (transitive) to cause by force
    A explosão fez cair alguns prédios. — “The explosion caused some buildings to fall.”
  4. (transitive) to represent
    Eu fiz João, minha irmã fez a Maria. — “I represented Hansel, my sister represented Gretel.”
  5. (transitive) to arrange, to clean up, to tidy
    fiz a cama hoje. — “I already arranged the bed today.”
  6. (transitive) to cook, to prepare, to fix
    Nós fizemos o almoço juntos! — “We prepared the dinner together!”
  7. (transitive) to turn; to reach an age; to have a birthday
    Os gêmeos fizeram quinze anos mês passado. — “The twins turned fifteen last month.”
  8. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to pass time
    Faz duas horas que meu tio chegou. — “Two hours have passed since my uncle arrived.”
  9. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to be; to occur a weather phenomenon
    Aqui sempre faz sol. — “Here is always sunny.”
  10. (transitive) to do, to perform, to execute, to make
  11. First-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of verb fazer.
  12. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with você?) future subjunctive of verb fazer.

Usage notes

When related to weather or passage of time, the verb fazer is impersonal, therefore cannot take a subject. It is also not inflected to number or person: it is always used on the singular third-person form:

  • Faz duas horas. — “Two hours have passed.”
  • Faz três segundos. — “Three seconds have passed.”
  • Faz cinqüenta anos. — “Fifty years have passed.”

If not impersonal, it is conjugated normally.

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