Do you fancy a drink?

Fancy ~ ˈfænsɪ

Verbo regolare {to fancy / fancied / fancied} ~  piacere / volere / avere una cotta per qualcuno

Alcuni dei significati originali della parola fancy si sono più o meno persi nel tempo o comunque non sono particolarmente utile e/o importanti oggi, ma nel British English è ancora molto sfruttato il verbo to fancy.

Esempi:

  • “Do you fancy a drink?”
  • “Vuoi qualcosa da bere?”
  • “I fancy going out for a walk after lunch.”
  • “Mi piacerebbe uscire a fare una passeggiata dopo pranzo.”
  • “I don’t fancy the idea of staying here for a week!”
  • “Non mi piace l’idea di stare qui per una settimana.”
  • “I wouldn’t fancy doing his job very much!”
  • “Non mi piacerebbe molto fare il suo lavoro.”
  • “Jane didn’t fancy waiting in the bar all evening.”
  • “Jane non voleva aspettare al bar tutta la sera.”
  • “I think Bob fancies Jane.”
  • “Secondo me Bob ha una cotta per Jane.”
  • “She said that she fancies you!”
  • “Ha detto che ha una cotta per te.”

Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

4 thoughts on “Do you fancy a drink?”

  1. what is the difference between the verbs “to fancy” and “to want”? is “Do you fancy a drink?” and ” Do you want a drink?” the same? thank you!

    1. They’re pretty much the same thing really. I suppose “fancy” is a bit more colloquial. It’s a bit like the diffrence in Italian between, “vuoi qualcosa da bere” and “ti andrebbe qualcosa da bere”.

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