Fare colazone = have breakfast Preparare colazione = make breakfast The tu imperative form should be either fai or fa'. Fa is the third person singular
so doesn't this mean that "he has breakfast at home" is a valid translation? That's what I put and was marked down. Answers please.
It's about the imperative - see the exclamation mark. In this case only "Have breakf... "can be correct
Is this necessarily the case? Couldn't it just be an exclamation of surprise for whatever reason? I know for instance of a certain italian who has breakfast at his mum's because he doesn't like the way his wife makes it. No imperative in that, but certainly an exclamation.
In archaic English one did "make a hearty breakfast" (i.e. eat). But it's not used much now. The sense "make" now corresponds to the Italian
it's now accepted by Duo but i'll correct myself from now on, thanks for the explanation
Which person should we use - stai a casa is 2nd person sing. -"fa colazione a casa' is third person. Is there a rule to follow? Or do we just use an exclamation mark?!
actually I think 'fa colazione' is a form of the second person imperative of fare, the other form being 'fai'. The third person would be 'faccia'.
"Fa" can be either third person indicative present - or - second person imperative present: http://italian.about.com/library/verb/blverb_fare.htm