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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "cocinar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to cook". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "cocinar" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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cocinar(
koh
-
see
-
nahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. to cook
Te voy a cocinar una cena muy rica esta noche.I'm going to cook you a delicious dinner tonight.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to prepare in secret)
a. to plot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Creo que la familia está cocinando una intervención.I think the family is plotting an intervention.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (culinary)
a. to cook
¿Sabes cocinar?Can you cook?
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