"我们爱做中国饭。"

Translation:We love cooking Chinese food.

November 18, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_APP

No native Chinese would say it like this. Never.

To prepare a meal we can say 做菜,做饭. Both are acceptable.

But it is not "a meal", (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper, etc.) here. This sentence is talking about the type of cuisine or course. In this sense we never use 饭.

菜 is the most common; 餐 is also used,especially when referring to types other than country origin.

中国菜 Chinese cuisine

德国菜 German cuisine

南部菜 southern cuisine (from the south part of a country)

健康餐 Healthy menu

低糖餐 Low carb menu

自助餐 Buffet

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

Yeah, I don't know much Chinese but my intuition was to say 中国菜; it was initially marked wrong but when I reported it they accepted it. I am not really that knowledgeable about this, but it seems like it might be more natural or correct to make "中国菜" the default / suggested translation.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonLaw6

Totally agree- not sure why you got downvoted for this comment haha.

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IWannaLearn3

Maybe they used that last word too literally

January 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EnigmaEpsilon

MAKE food, COOK food... Same thing! It should be more forgiving...

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort

Just report it! They've been accepting a ton of my suggested alternate translations lately! Reporting (valid) alternate wordings really helps them improve the course.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/roman2095

"make" is now accepted

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeiFeiRalf

"i love making Chinese food" was just rejected. 2018-10-11

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeiFeiRalf

Oh. I missed the 们… so it was probably that which it was complaining about!

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/marcellochan88

中國菜 should be a more popular expression.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hdDlD

Chinese cooking and Chinese food is the same thing

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephMauc

Not necessarily- one could use chinese cooking styles to make other nation‘s cuisine.

March 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IWannaLearn3

I wish it would show the pronunciation when hovered over.

January 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Lin

我們愛做中國飯。
And, as some people have mentioned, this is a very unnatural sentence.

January 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ecnerwal8

we love to cook chinese cusine is my answer. should be accepted too

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageAmbrosia

This is completely inaccurate and unnatural.

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/itsaash

Shouldn't it be "中国菜“?

October 18, 2018
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