"Το φαγητό μαγειρεύεται."

Translation:The food is cooked.

September 27, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LenaKoutis

HOw about the food is being cooked?

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pamelareynolds58

The food is cooking maybe?

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bonbayel

I tried "prepared" which is not accepted. Cooking for me means getting it hot, on the stove or microwaved. Baking, roasting or heating in the oven or on the stove. It seems to me that μαγειρεύω covers all of these, and so could be "prepare". Could someone give us more cooking words?

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bonbayel

I forgot chopping, cutting things for fixing a salad, making sandwiches, etc. They are being prepared, not cooked.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bonbayel

Prepare is also cold preparation like fixing/making a salad, making sandwiches, paring and cutting up fruit... Is that also μαγειρεύω;

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

I'd say that cook translates better as μαγειρεύω and prepare as ετοιμάζω, or better still as φτιάχνω when used for cooking. Μαγειρεύω has to do with heating, roasting etc etc and not just "making a salad". In Greek, I'd say that boiling an egg is not the action of μαγειρεύω. It has to be something harder to use μαγειρεύω. On the other hand, φτιάχνω (=make) covers both the usage of μαγειρεύω but also applies to easier things: making a salad, chopping fruits etc.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/charnfield

'the food's prepared' which is accepted is exactly the same as 'the food is prepared' which wasn't. I have reported this.

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JemezFred

In another vein, why can't it be "the meal is cooked"?

November 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/G.Georgopoulos

A meal comprises food, but you can't say that "food=meal". "Meal=Γεύμα", the distinction is clear in terms of vocabulary between the two languages, so there's no need to complicate matters.

November 17, 2018
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