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"Jullie koken kip."

Translation:You cook chicken.

October 1, 2014



I am always tempted to substitute "Y'all" for "Jullie." But it's dialect and only used in certain areas.


Why "You are cocking chicken" is not accepted?


Typo. "You are cooking (not cocking) chicken" should work, but "cocking" is for guns and poorly thrown dice.


Why not "jullie koken een kip"?


"Jullie koken een kip" means you are cooking one entire bird. "Jullie koken kip" means you're making chicken, but doesn't say anything about how much. Could be a single wing, could be an entire restaurant's worth.


same here sometimes, don't blame ya


Why is jullie used here and not jij or je?


Jij/je are 'you' singular, jullie is 'you' plural (you two, for example). There is no difference in English when you translate 'Je kookt kip' or 'Jullie koken kip', as they are both 'you cook chicken.' Did my answer help?


yes it did thanks very much


why 'you are cooking chicken' is wrong answer? then how do i say 'you are cooking chicken' in dutch? someone help me plz!


"You are cooking chicken" should be a correct answer here. Either you had a typo, or you should report it.


I answered "You are cooking chicken" and it has been accepted. It seems Duolingo has already corrected itself.


Koken means either cook or boil in a sentence. You boil, the chicken should also be considered a correct answer. But how do you write "You boil the chicken to cook it"


why would you cook ?? chicken??? makes it super dry??


In English, "to cook" is any sort of heating food beyond just getting it warm; specific types of cooking include boiling (in water), grilling (over fire), roasting (in an oven), baking (also in an oven - as a native speaker I can't explain the difference between "roasting" and "baking" except that pastries/cakes/pies can only be "baked", never "roasted", but I can't think of anything that can be roasted that can't also be baked), frying (in oil), microwaving/"nuking", and a few others.

Most of those methods can dry out a piece of chicken if you use them too long, but all of them except microwaving are commonly done to raw chicken. If you don't do something to chicken that counts as "cooking", you're probably not going to enjoy eating it, and you are very likely to get sick.


The slow version says koeken (biscuits) instead of koken (to cook)


I had to try "You boil chicken" ... not accepted. But ...


When is it boil and when cook?

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