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"Es una novela, no un libro de cocina."

Translation:It is a novel, not a cooking book.

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5 years ago

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/laura_mansfield2

We say cook book and more commonly cookery book where I live in England. But I've never heard of cooking book - just sounds like the book is being cooked!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blondiefosho

I've never heard anyone use "cookery book"! That's really fun :) I'm from the US and it's strictly referred to as a "cook book". It's one of the few terms the entire country agrees upon.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katep1991

I wrote 'cookery book', surprised that wasn't accepted!

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azizspanish

likewise cookery book! I can't remember what we say usually in english - a cook book or a cookery book???

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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Cookifying book.

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Reply13 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danielinform

Is the phrase "cookery book" common in the UK?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wchargin
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I'd love to hear the context for this one.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregoryFal3

There's a Twilight Zone episode that comes close.

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Reply1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gail113855

In English you would not typically say "cooking book", you would say cook book. (Which was marked wrong)

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blondiefosho

In the US it's strictly referred to as a "cook book". It sounds incredibly weird if you say anything else.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davydhjowan

Agreed. In England (as in America) the most common expression is "cook book". I've never heard anyone use the expression "cookery book". DL seems to prefer "cookbook" and marks "cook book" as almost correct.

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalousjack

British English Oxford has 'cookbook' as the US spelling but marks cookery book as UK only. IMO most people in UK use cookery book and I would say cookbook 'sounds' American to our ears.

That said, I've never had an 'almost correct' from Duo ;)

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJTempest

Are you a southerner? It's extremely common up north!

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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In what country is it called a cooking book?

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalousjack

In Duoland books can actually do things, like the famous singing book and the footballing book. Only there does this anomaly occur :)

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/larissatsuda
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Novela could also be translated as soap opera

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Holsen4
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yess but technically it's tela novela

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Reply2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/regmic4

What is wrong with a "book on cooking"? DL says it should be a "a book of cooking". Even though that is the literal translation, it does not sound as a normal English saying.

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Reply11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yishayahh

I wrote a book "on cooking" rather than "of cooking" but was faulted. I think my translation is better

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SueRoberts15

It is consider proper in English to say It is a novel, not a book ABOUT cooking

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Reply6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel211619

Definitely we are in DuoLaLaLand! Cooking books is a major offence in the financial world.

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Reply1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/membernumber13

i wrote, "it's a novel, not a kitchen book" and got it wrong. i realize there were better ways to translate it but is my answer really wrong?

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I've never heard the phrase "kitchen book" cook book "cocina" can be kitchen or "the act of cooking"

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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Literally, your answer is correct. That's what I was going to put too, but 'cocina' can also mean cook, I believe, and if you think about a 'book that is in the kitchen' the first book that comes to mind is probably a cookbook. It's confusing, but sometimes you have to go for a nonliteral translation to get it correct.

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/S0R0USH
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For the sake of making sense in the english language, you are specifically referring to the art of cooking. So translate accordingly.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kyle202572

"... it's not a cook book" is NOT an acceptable translation?

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Reply3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterStockwell
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.. Not a cook book, is correct and cooking the books has nothing to do with food!

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Reply2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Holsen4
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How do you confuse a novel for a cookbook, and what is a cooking book?

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Reply2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KelseySTC

cookbook

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Reply1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xenawarrior1967

My answer is correct

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Reply1 month ago