If I were to tell somebody what I did, and the other person asked me Hai fatto cosa? I would take it as a request to repeat what I did, similarly to Cosa hai fatto? but with cosa moved to the end of the sentence for emphasis.

Does the sentence have also another meaning, or am I understanding it wrongly?

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Normally, you say Cosa hai fatto? to ask other people what they did, also with an interrogative tone of voice.

Hai fatto cosa? is not used this way, but usually when the other person didn't correctly understand what you just did, or that person understood that, but he is startled.

[A] Sai che ho fatto? Ho gettato nell'immondizia la tua collezione di fumetti rari a cui tenevi tanto!
[B] Hai fatto cosa?

In this case you would say Hai fatto cosa? with a very angered tone.

  • In the example you made, does Hai fatto cosa? have the same meaning of Cosa?
    – apaderno
    Oct 16, 2018 at 11:20
  • Yes, the tone of your voice would express your astonishment or your anger.
    – abarisone
    Oct 16, 2018 at 11:22

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