"Моя мама любит готовить."

Translation:My mom likes cooking.

11/7/2015, 9:14:12 AM

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mauquoic

I feel like "loves cooking" is correct also...

11/7/2015, 9:14:12 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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"Loves cooking" is a stronger feeling than "likes cooking". In Russian, you'd use the word "обожать" for that: Моя мама обожает готовить.

11/7/2015, 11:34:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Superuncia

Does "обожать" work the same way as the word "adorer" in French?

11/12/2015, 6:40:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Yes, it's very close.

11/12/2015, 7:00:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/diogogomez

Can обожать be used with people, when someone loves somebody else too much?

9/18/2016, 10:32:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/IwantToLea20884

It can

7/10/2017, 4:30:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/nDroae
1/12/2017, 12:55:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/MARSHAL2000
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In Russian, you'd use the word "нравится" for that: "Моей маме нравится готовить". )))

2/4/2018, 3:29:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Melenhawenn

Could we say "enjoys" as well?

4/22/2016, 6:06:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Szl48
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It accepts "My mom loves to cook"

11/8/2015, 4:37:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Then it should accept "loves cooking" as well. Remember, though, that "любит готовить" is not as strong a feeling as "loves to cook" (as compared with "likes to cook").

11/8/2015, 5:03:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vcottam

Doesn't "готовить" also mean prepare? Why doesn't, "My mother's loves to prepare" work?

1/25/2016, 3:30:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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In English, you have to use an object with "prepare". Loves to prepare what?

1/25/2016, 6:43:43 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/pyl666
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Not really, both forms (transitive and intransitive) exist. So, while it sounds a bit weird, "My mother's loves to prepare" is technically acceptable.

http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/anglais-francais/prepare/603763

7/8/2016, 3:26:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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No, the intransitive verb needs a prepositional phrase after it. "Prepare for something" or an infinitive "prepare to do something" In English, it would not end as this sentence does. You could say "My mother loves to be prepared." which is what we use when in French they use the reflexive form, but I don't think that is the correct translation for this sentence, is it?

P.S. Did the apostrophe s or 's slip in by accident, because that would be a possessive form and has no place in this English sentence?

10/8/2016, 3:49:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pyl666
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Ooops, my bad: I read too fast. Thank you for the correction.

PS: 's is a typo. So, that's two mistakes in one post. :(

11/8/2016, 1:59:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BenCostell3

The intransitive verb "to prepare" is готовиться

1/17/2018, 2:46:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bluejay0816

What's the difference between люблю, любят, любит?

7/12/2016, 9:47:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pyl666
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Different forms of the verb 'любить', depending on the subject:

  • Я люблю - I love
  • Он любит - He loves
  • Они любят - They love

See любить verb

7/13/2016, 9:38:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SharichkaV
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Why can't you say "My mom likes to cook"?

7/3/2018, 9:41:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LewPiercey

Really, you don't accept, "my mother likes to cook"? It has the same meaning and would be more often used in most English.

1/31/2019, 3:04:57 PM
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