dovere

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō (I owe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /doˈve.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: do‧vé‧re

Verb[edit]

dovére (first-person singular present dèvo or dévo or dèbbo or débbo, first-person singular past historic dovétti or (traditional) dovètti, past participle dovùto, first-person singular future dovrò, no imperative, auxiliary avére or (as an auxiliary, with main verbs taking essere) èssere)

  1. (transitive) to owe
  2. (auxiliary) to have to do something (must)

Usage notes[edit]

  • As an auxiliary, dovere takes avere or essere, depending on the verb that follows it.
  • All conditional forms, like dovrei, are translated as should.
    Dovrei esserci domani.I should be there tomorrow.
    Dovresti fare i compiti.You should do your homework.
    Non ti avremmo dovuto dire quelle cose.We should not have said those things to you.

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Noun[edit]

dovere m (plural doveri)

  1. duty

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