"Lui cucina e cena."

Translation:He cooks and eats dinner.

February 22, 2014



What's with "e" being translated as "twentieth-century writer"?

April 2, 2014


I was wondering if I'd missed something somewhere...

October 14, 2014


He cooks and dinner was weird but never thought it might be dines....

February 22, 2014


We aren't being taught that these sentences aren't to be translated literally. I knew when I keyed the answer "He cooks and dinner," it was going to be wrong, but never did I think one of the answers would be "He cooks and eats dinner." "Mangia" was never ever used in this sentence, so how am I supposed to know that's an option of what this statement says? I'm getting less impressed with this Website.

October 29, 2014


Also if you've gotten this far then back in the food lessons you wouldve seen the verbs Cenare e Pranzare which means to eat dinner and to eat lunch so technically they are verbs (unlike in English).

November 18, 2014


Think of "cena" used in the verb form as "having/has dinner". I do believe that "lui cucina e cenare" is actually the correct way to phrase this sentence since there is only one subject and two verbs; however, we haven't learned infinitives yet so this is the best we have for right now

October 30, 2014


No, both verbs need to be conjugated here.

January 10, 2017


Why is that, if I may ask?

January 26, 2017


You only use the infinitive form when the second verb is the object of the other (for example, voglio cucinare = I want to cook). Here they are two separate actions, even though they have the same subject: he cooks and he eats dinner.

January 26, 2017


To add on to what mmseiple said, if they are subordinate to the first verb you can use a series of infinitives.
E.g. "Voglio cucinare e cenare" = "I want to cook and eat dinner"

January 26, 2017


The peak has never had it as "dines", trick question i think :(

March 26, 2014


'He cooks and he's dinner' was the 'solution'... :/

December 4, 2014


I just got this too. Makes no sense lol

April 20, 2015


I got marked incorrect. It sighted "He cooks and he's dinner." as the answer. I may not know Italian but I know this isn't correct.

April 22, 2015


The translator left out the verb mangia. Does anyone edit this stuff?

April 16, 2014


they are using cenare = to dine, not mangiare, to eat. So he cooks and dines.

May 8, 2014


But they're using "cena" - dinner, not "cenare". Are the two interchangeable?

June 29, 2014


"Cenare" is the root verb of "cena". What you do is you take off the "are" and add the the ending that follows the subject-noun agreement. For instance, bevare is the root for drink so the conjugations would be: io bevo, tu bevi, lei/lui/Lei beve, noi beviamo, voi bevete and loro bevono.

I assume "cenare" has it's own conjugations but I don't know them all except for "cena" and "ceniamo"

July 6, 2014


Thanks Briguy!

July 7, 2014


Cenare - dine Io ceno Tu ceni Lui/lei CENA Noi ceniamo Voi cenete Loro cenano

July 24, 2014


molto grazie

March 3, 2015


The alternate translation said "He cooks and eats dinner", but duo didn't accept that last time I did this question. What's the go there?

June 29, 2014


People may have reported an alternate answer (the "he cooks and eats dinner" answer) as also being correct. Duolingo often goes back and adds alternate translations like that, which might be why it didn't work last time but does now! :)

August 15, 2014


Stupidity! P.s. I'm not sure if there is such word in english but you can understand me :/

August 5, 2014


does cena mean dinner, or supper?

September 28, 2014


la cena is the dinner. this is confusing as cena is dinner the noun and also he dines the verb.

September 29, 2014


"He cooks and eats" makes a lot more sence to me

January 2, 2015


Im starting to get used to the accent, so when i speak im slurring together the vowels, so i missed the "e".

June 19, 2016


There is no eats

August 23, 2017


I wrote: He cooks and eats dinner, And it was correct.06/2018

June 10, 2018


Should the phrase be 'He cooks and dines'?

September 4, 2018


I put He cooks and he dines. It was correct. I assumed it made more sense that way not sure why?

January 9, 2019


Duo should be ready at hand with some context, when giving us such questions as these. Seriously!

June 15, 2019


This sentencd does not make sense. It does not have a meaning.

June 28, 2019
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