dovere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

dovere

  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.

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dovere m (plural doveri)

  1. duty

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