What’s the meaning of “Fare fagotto”?

In this short lesson, we will learn the meaning of the Italian idiom Fare fagotto along with its pronunciation. If you need to leave in a hurry, this expression is for you!

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Fare fagotto

Meaning of the idiom

Fare fagotto can be literally translated as “to do a bundle”. Its meaning is the same as the English expression to pack up your things and go away hastily, so it describes someone who leaves their house or a place in a hurry.

Linguistically speaking, it can be broken down into…

  • fare, to do
  • fagotto, bundle
family leaving hastily

For example, you could say…

Carlo fa fagotto e se ne va di casa senza dire nulla a nessuno.
Carlo packs up and leaves the house without saying anything to anyone.

L’ostello era sporchissimo. Abbiamo fatto fagotto e siamo andati in un hotel.
The hostel was very dirty. We packed up and went to a hotel.

Pronunciation of Fare fagotto in Italian

Now let’s hear how this idiom is pronounced.

Fare fagotto.
To pack up and leave in a hurry.
Literally: To do bundle.

If you need help with Italian pronunciation, check out the lesson on the Italian alphabet and pronunciation.

Where does Fare fagotto come from?

When you leave hastily because you are unwanted, you don’t have much time to pack up your things in fancy luggage. You will bundle up, infagottare, all your things and just leave.

thief leaving with stolen things in a bundle

And that’s the end of our lesson on the Italian idiom Fare fagotto!

What next?

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