"A cook is cooking soup."
Translation:Kucharz gotuje zupę.
Why doesnt "to cook" have the same roots as cook (the person) or cooker/stove? Whats the difference?
A quick check says that "kucharz" and similar words came to Polish through Latin (coquus) - German (Koch) and Old Czech (kuchař).
"gotować", on the other hand, comes through Old Slavic *gotovati, "to make something ready". That's also why "przygotować" means "to prepare".