cocinar
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cocinar(
koh
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see
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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?
cocinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to cook
Este tipo de arroz se cocina en menos de 20 minutos.This kind of rice cooks in under 20 minutes.
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cocinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to cook
¿qué se cocina por aquí?what's cooking?, what's going on here?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to cook
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cocinar
transitive verb
to cook
intransitive verb
1 (guisar) to cook
2 (tramar) to plot; cook up (familiar)
deben estar cocinando algo they must be plotting something; they must be up to something
me pregunto que se está cocinando tu hermano, lleva horas encerrado en el garaje
pronominal verb
cocinarse
1 (comida) to cook
vamos a tener que esperar a que acabe de cocinarse el estofado
2 (tramarse)
¿qué se está cocinando aquí? what's going on here?
me pregunto qué se está cocinando por aquí
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