cocer

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cocer(
koh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (culinary)
a. to cook
Mi mamá está cociendo calabazas con tomate y cebolla.My mom is cooking squash with tomato and onion.
b. to boil
Cuece el espagueti por 12 minutos.Boil the spaghetti for 12 minutes.
2. (to cook in the oven)
a. to bake
¿Cuánto tiempo tengo que cocer el pay?How long do I need to bake the pie for?
3. (ceramics)
a. to fire
Hay que cocer la pieza por 18 horas.You need to fire the piece for 18 hours.
cocerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (culinary)
a. to cook
¿Cuánto tarda en cocerse el arroz?How long does the rice take to cook?
b. to boil
Los macarrones ya se están cociendo.The macaroni is boiling now.
5. (to cook in the oven)
a. to bake
Mientras el pastel se cuece, vamos a preparar el glaseado.While the cake is baking, let's make the frosting.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to feel hot)
a. to bake
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se cuece esta habitación. - Prende el aire.This room is baking. - Turn on the air.
b. to roast
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿No te estás cociendo con tantos suéteres?Aren't you roasting with so many sweaters on?
c. to boil
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
De día en Marbella te cueces y de noche te congelas.During the day in Marbella you boil and at night you freeze.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get drunk)
a. to get plastered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Fernando y sus amigos se cocieron en su fiesta de graduación.Fernando and his friends got plastered at his graduation party.
b. to get smashed
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se cocieron los fans cuando su equipo ganó el campeonato.The fans got smashed when their team won the championship.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to plan)
a. to cook
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Algo se cuece con ellos dos.Something's cooking with those two.
b. to brew
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sé qué, pero algo se está cociendo con ese grupito.I don't know what, but something is brewing with that little group.
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cocer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (alimentos)
a. to cook
2. (hervir)
a. to boil
3. (en horno)
a. to bake
4. (cerámica, ladrillos)
a. to fire
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (alimentos)
a. to cook
6. (hervir)
a. to boil
7. (en horno)
a. to bake
8. (prov)
a.
en todas partes cuecen habasit's the same wherever you go
9. (fig)
a.
¿qué se cuece por aquí?what's cooking?, what's going on here?
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cocer
transitive verb
1 (Culin) (hervir) to boil
cocemos la leche antes de tomarla we boil the milk before drinking it
cuece el arroz en agua abundante
2 (Culin) (guisar) to cook
cueza el pescado a fuego suave cook the fish over a gentle heat; cocer al vapor to steam; cocer al horno to bake
3 (Técnica) [+ladrillos, cerámica] to fire
intransitive verb
[+vino] to ferment
pronominal verb
cocerse
1 (hervir) to boil
2 (guisarse) to cook; (al vapor) to steam; (al horno) to bake
la carne tarda más en cocerse que el pescado meat takes longer to cook than fish
3 (tramarse)
algo raro se está cociendo en el comité something strange is brewing in the committee; voy a ver qué se cuece por aquí I'm going to see what's going on here
4 (pasar calor) to bake (familiar); roast (familiar); boil (familiar)
en este piso se cuece uno en verano this apartment is baking o roasting o boiling in summer (familiar)
5 (emborracharse) to get plastered (muy_familiar); get smashed (muy_familiar)
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