"L'homme cuisine."

Translation:The man is cooking.

March 15, 2018



My first thought was "man cuisine" - beer, chips, grilled steak...

May 15, 2018


C'est un miracle! Peut-il nettoyer aussi?

July 8, 2018



August 12, 2018


Ah, I thought this meant perhaps he is not Australian (Aussie). Though of course Australian men may cook. Now I realise I should have remembered that Nettoyer means clean

December 10, 2018


I always learned that if you cuisiner, you are the thing being cooked whereas faire la cuisine is cook in the sense that English speakers usually mean it.

July 10, 2018


I'm not sure I understand the question, but maybe this will help?

une cuisine → a kitchen or a type of meal "cuisine" (context will tell)
un cuisinier/une cuisinière → a cook
cuisiner → the verb "to cook"

Je fais la cuisine means I am making the dish or meal.
Je cuisine le poulet means I am cooking the chicken.

August 7, 2018


cuisine is the kitchen, and not 'cook'. You can 'faire la cuisine'

March 15, 2018


cuisiner is a verb that means "to prepare and cook (food) to eat". There is a difference between cuire and cuisiner. Cuire requires the construction faire cuire while cuisiner does not.

Also, one can faire la cuisine without actually cooking (salads, sandwiches etc).


March 15, 2018


Just to add one aspect to this: "faire cuire" is required because "cuire" on its own is intransitive. In "X cuit", it is "X" that has some heat applied upon. So that you can use it alone (ie, without the "faire") but only in the meaning of "the rice is cooking"

  • the meat is cooking : la viande cuit
  • I'm cooking the meat: je fais cuire la viande
March 16, 2018


As someone in a French forum elsewhere put it,
"You can't say je cuis la viande unless you are a superhero with lasers for eyes!" :)

March 16, 2018


Ripcurl, Very nice explanations.

Both "cuire" and "cuisiner" are listed in my French - English Dictionary under the English word "cook".

"cuisiner" (to prepare food/ to cook). You cook the goose.

"cuire" (to be cooked). Your goose is cooked. (English idiom).

May 3, 2018


Le cuisinier cuisine dans la cuisine. / The cook cooks in the kitchen.

March 16, 2018


March 16, 2018


And the verb is 'cuire'

March 15, 2018


Ok, so I just learned that "du" or "de la", "un" or "une", or "le" or "la" need to go infront of a word. Is that not applicable here? We couldn't say that "the man is doing SOME/ THE cooking"? What is the rule for this that I'm not understanding...

May 2, 2018


cuisine here is a verb - 3rd person singular present indicative - from the infinitive cuisiner.

May 2, 2018


Ok, soooooo... We don't put du/de la/le/ or la in front of a verb? I'm still not getting it. Walk me through this!!!

May 6, 2018


Only nouns require articles.

May 8, 2018


After reading this discussion, I am still a bit confused. A little bit more explanation please?

May 21, 2018


Nouns like "homme" or "femme" require an article in front of them (le, la, l', les, un, une, des/the, a, an, "some").
la femme
un thé

Verbs such as "cuisiner" "to cook" immediately follow the subject (noun) with nothing in between.

L'homme cuisine une tarte. The man cooks a pie.
La femme mange la pizza. The woman is eating the pizza.
Nous buvons du thé. We drink (some) tea. *

  • Note the "some" is optional and usually omitted in English.
    Pronouns (je, tu, nous, etc.) do not need an article.
May 22, 2018


Kay! Confusion sorted. Have a lingot!

May 23, 2018


You mean, "l'homme fait de la cuisine"? This doesn't sound proper in French. Cuisiner is a verb, so no need to use "de"! ;)

August 30, 2018


What does that mean l'homme fait de la cuisine, i still havent gotten there yet

February 12, 2019


This isnt "doing the cooking". The verb cuisine means to cook, so it is "THE man is cooking"

September 14, 2018


I'm saying it and it's not accepting it. Ugh!!!

August 2, 2018


Chuck in some herbs. He'll taste better.

October 20, 2018


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November 14, 2018


I wish the app played back out voice recording!

January 17, 2019


I tried "the man kitchen" lol

February 14, 2019
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