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Hago vs. Cocino

When referring to meat how do I know which to use/which is a better translation.

6 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/robert.healy

Both can be used interchangeably but, in my experience cocinar may mean more along the lines of "to prepare" the food.

6 years ago

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@robert.healy thanks so much! im not the best with spanish so I had no clue.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SkylarEC

Hacer: To make/to do

Cocinar: To cook

Really, the difference is between "making" food and "cooking" food. When referring to meat, I would use "cocinar" because, unless you're talking to the cow that becomes the steak, no one really makes meat.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gumbee

You could also use asar when talking about meat preparation - to roast, to broil or to bbq. Carne asada is roasted or bbq'd meat (beef usually).

6 years ago