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dovere

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

dovere

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

Usage notesEdit

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

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

dovere m (plural doveri)

  1. duty

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