The word "rare" should follow the word "beef", as in the French. This is to avoid confusing the other meaning of rare, namely, uncommon or hard to obtain -- e.g., Kobe beef. "She served our beef rare" and "She served us beef rare" should both be accepted.
In (UK) English, both are in common use. "Beef rare" would be viewed as pedantic and somewhat pretentious.
I completely agree with RuthZ1. To me, "She served us rare beef" would refer to how it is cooked. It would require definite context for that to mean beef that is hard to find. Moreover, "she served us beef rare" sounds awkward and I can't imagine a native English speaker saying it that way. At least, not any I have been around. Again, context may play a part. If someone asked, "How did she serve the beef?" One might reply, "She served the beef, rare." But that would be a very specific context. And note that I dropped the "us", to make it sound more natural.
"She served us rare beef" should definitely be a valid translation.
That was my first instict. Then to avoid losing a lingot, I adjusted my answer to what Duo is more likely to accept!
In my opinion this is wrong practice. Although it would be easier to uderstand the answer that is simpler and more commonly used, especially to the preponderance of non native English speakers (myself included); however the propper answer (either linguistically or grammatically) should not be marked wrong! Especially when the reasons are to avoid sounding archaic, pompous or it being unrecognised by a certain dialect!!
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That is another meaning but in the context of serving you some beef, the term is "rare", not "bleeding".
I agree with @patfinegan, as that was how I first posed my translation.
Q. How do you like your meat? A. I like my beef rare.
Later, She served my beef rare.
This has been common usage in my 60+ years experience all over America.
The example you give, "I like my beef rare" is very precise and the adjective "rare" will only go after the noun. This is correct as an exception to the usual "adjective before the noun" usage in English. The examples are fine for the narrow use you give but in general, as in the given sentence, it's "she served us rare beef" or "she served rare beef to us". You would not say "she served beef rare to us." Sometimes these exercises cause us to examine our preferred speech in ways that demonstrate subtle differences that we may have overlooked. It's all good if we can see the difference.
From the previous comments, I get that "rare beef / beef rare" is not exotic but a point of coction. Is it correct?
And if so, how is it? Is it almost raw, or the opposite, perfectly cooked or with what technique?
It's just rare (the meat is red inside, not just pink). There is red juice coming out of it. It is not thoroughly cooked. The issue for some is that they use "beef rare" and "rare beef" interchangeably when in fact that is not always correct. The phrasing of the sentence can make all the difference.
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Oxygen gives meat its red color. This is what you can see in the butcher's shop. Yet, if you cut a thick piece of meat, you will see that at the core, the color is darker and almost blue.
I am an English native of 40 years and if someone said rare beef to me, I would expect it to be rare as in not common. I would say "she served us some/that/the/this beef rare". Anyway, I ALWAYS have my beef well done, nice and charcoaled. I don't want toxoplasmosis like 80% of French people
Ha I was joking but my smilie was removed :-) It's not that high these days - about 50% of people in France have it which is still roughly double the UK level depending on which figure you look at and I think the US level is much lower. I think back in the sixties it was closer to 80%. But yes I do like my steaks nice and burnt - well done as we say in the UK, which in France would equate to our medium rare probably.