cook
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cook(
kook
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (culinary)
a. cocinar
How are you going to cook the turkey?¿Cómo vas a cocinar el pavo?
b. preparar
Mom is cooking my favorite dish.Mamá está preparando mi plato favorito.
c. guisar
Would you cook the beans for dinner?¿Podrías guisar los frijoles para la cena?
d. hacer
I will cook lunch today if you cook dinner.Yo haré la comida hoy si tú haces la cena.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to falsify)
a. amañar
The accountant cooked the company's books.El contable amañó la contabilidad de la empresa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (culinary)
a. cocinar
I can cook if I have to, but I don't enjoy it.Puedo cocinar si no me queda otro remedio, pero no me gusta.
b. guisar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
When we were first married, my husband did not know how to cook.Cuándo nos casamos, mi marido no sabía guisar.
4. (to become prepared)
a. cocinarse
Set the table while the stew cooks.Pon la mesa mientras se cocina el guiso.
b. cocerse
The meat has to cook for 20 minutes.La carne tiene que cocerse 20 minutos.
c. hacerse
The soup is cooking on the stove.La sopa se está haciendo sobre la cocina.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (profession)
a. el cocinero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cocinera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her aunt is an excellent cook.Su tía es una cocinera excelente.
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cook
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cocinero(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la cocinero(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (prov)
a.
too many cooks spoil the brothes difícil obtener un buen resultado cuando hay demasiadas personas trabajando en lo mismo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (prepare; meal, dish, dinner)
a. preparar
4. (boil, bake, fry)
a. guisar, cocinar
5. (colloquial)
a.
to cook the booksfalsificar las cuentas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (person)
a. cocinar
7. (food)
a. cocinarse, hacerse
8. (colloquial)
a.
what's cooking?¿qué se cuece por aquí?
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cook [kʊk]
noun
cocineroacocinera (m) (f);a cocinera
too many cooks spoil the broth demasiadas cocineras estropean el caldo
transitive verb
1 (Cookery) [+rice, vegetables] cocinar; guisar; (boil) cocer; (grill) asar (a la parrilla); (fry) freír
to cook a meal preparar or hacer una comida
to cook sb's goose hacer la pascua a algn
2 (falsify) [+accounts] falsificar
to cook the books amañar las cuentas
She knew that when the auditors looked over the books there would be no hiding the fact that she had cooked the books and 3 million pounds was missing
intransitive verb
1 [+food] cocinarse; cocer
what's cooking? ¿qué se guisa?; ¿qué pasa?
2 [+person] cocinar; guisar; especially (LAm)
can you cook? ¿sabes cocinar?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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