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Cook/boil/make

Can someone help me find which verb to use for cook/boil/make.

Thanks in advance

1 year ago

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Cook (verb!) = Lave mad

Cook (Noun) = Kok

Boil = Koge

Make = Lave

e.g.:

He is cooking = Han laver mad

He is a cook = Han er kok

He boils the potatoes = Han koger kartoflerne

He makes dinner = Han laver aftensmad

He makes the dog house = Han laver hundehuset

1 year ago

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Thank you so much!

Would: He is cooking the food = Han laver maden or Han laver mad maden

1 year ago

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I would translate it as:

He is cooking = Han laver mad

He is cooking the food = Han laver maden

Not sure why the verb "to cook" can be used in that way (I'm not an expert in English, not even good at it), but it would definitely be the way to translate it to Danish.

1 year ago

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Mabye because lave mad is always related to food

1 year ago

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Just a side-note here:

You often use the verb 'at tilberede' for cook. Especially in passive 'e.g. the food is cooked well', you would almost always say 'maden er godt tilberedt'

To cook - at tilberede.

I am cooking - Jeg tilbereder maden/jeg laver mad

'At lave mad' is more common in the active form

1 year ago