faire

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

faire

  1. obsolete spelling of fair

Noun[edit]

faire (plural faires)

  1. obsolete spelling of fair

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French faire, from Old French faire, feire, fere, from Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

faire

  1. (transitive) to do
    Qu'est-ce que tu fais ?
    What are you doing?
    Faire la vaisselle.
    To do the washing-up.
  2. (transitive) to make
    Faire une erreur.
    To make a mistake.
  3. (transitive) to say (of a person), to go (of an animal)
    "Je t'aime," fit-il.
    "I love you," he said.
    Le chat fait "miaou".
    Cats go "miaow".
  4. (transitive) to make (cause someone or something to do something)
    Tu me fais rire.
    You make me laugh.
    La chanson me fait pleurer.
    The song makes me cry.
  5. (impersonal) To be (of the weather or various situations).
    Il fait chaud/froid/noir/beau dehors.
    It is hot/cold/dark/nice outside.
    Ça fait dix ans que nous nous connaissons.
    We have known each other for ten years.
  6. (reflexive) to do, to make (oneself)
    Elle se fait les ongles.
    She is doing her nails.
  7. (reflexive, followed by an infinitive) to be (used for a passive action)
    Se faire piquer.
    To be stung.
    Elle s'est fait violer.
    She was raped.
  8. (reflexive) to ripen (of fruit), to mature (, etc.)
  9. (reflexive, ~ à) to become used to (see se faire une raison)
  10. (slang, reflexive, transitive) to do (to have sex with)
  11. (reflexive) to become, to get

Usage notes[edit]

  • When it is followed by an infinitive, the past participle, fait, is invariable.
    Elle s'est fait violer, not *elle s'est faite violer.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

faire

  1. inflected form of fair

Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciō, facere, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set).

Verb[edit]

faire

  1. to make, do

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

faire

  1. fair; handsome; beautiful; attractive

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Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faire, feire, fere, from Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

Verb[edit]

faire

  1. to do

Descendants[edit]


Novial[edit]

Noun[edit]

faire (plural faires)

  1. fire

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

Verb[edit]

faire

  1. to do
  2. to make

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

Verb[edit]

faire

  1. to do

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

faire f (genitive faire, plural fairean)

  1. watch (the act or period of watching or guarding)

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