"I cook the rice."

Translation:Io cucino il riso.

July 24, 2013

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This app often adds "the", in the alternate correct answer bubble. Yet, on this question, chosing BOTH is wrong?! "Cucino riso" and "Cucino il riso" both seem appropriate. Inconsistent.


Well, the Italian sentence has the definite article. Leaving it out when translating would be incorrect because the focus on "rice" would be lost.
'I cook rice', focus on 'I cook'. 'I cook the rice', focus on 'rice'.


Why do you need the article, il?


You need the article because you are stressing that it is not pasta or meat that you are cooking. "Cucino riso" is also fine.


Why is "cuocio" wrong? Isn't it just 1st person singular of cuocere instead of cucinare. If anybody can help?


"cuocio" is the 1st person sing of "cuocere". "cucino" is the 1st person sing of "cucinare".

They are synonyms, indeed, though I'd say that "cuocere" implies boiling wheras "cucinare" is more generic.


If cucino means i cook, then how do you say they cook?


Cucinano would be "They Cook" Cucino: I cook


Why is this under flirting? Does it have some colloquial meaning?


For me it was under "Politics", and I was wondering exactly the same thing! I shudder to think how it could be an idiom in both romance and politics, or indeed what such an idiom could mean. "Hey baby, I 'cook the rice', know what I mean?" "Vote for me, and I'll COOK that rice! Just look at my manifesto, that rice will be COOKED! Oh wait, that would be passato prossimo..." I'm thinking that this is a duo glitch rather then something meaningful.


The phrase ( io cucino il riso ) isn't true ?


It should be. Either typing (io cucino il riso) or (Cucino il riso) has always been how I did it, and I didn't get points off.


Does anyone know why Cuocere used the article "lo"????


It's not the article "lo", but the pronoun "io", which means "I" (first person singular).


Perché no "io cuoco il riso"?


il cuoco is the person who cucina.


What is the difference in meaning of cuocio and cucino?


"Ho cuocere il riso ." should be accepted, right?


No, sorry, that's not correct and also carries no meaning. "Ho" is a form of the verb "avere" ("to have"), which is not needed here; maybe you're mixing it up with the pronoun "io". "Cuocere" is the infinitive form of the main verb, while in this sentence it must be conjugated to the simple present "cuocio" (assuming the form "io cuocio il riso" is an accepted answer at all, beside the main answer "io cucino il riso").


Why do some verbs remove the person (I, we, you) and others don't, or does it not matter? For example, this one is just "cucino" instead of "io cucino", but one can also say "lei cucina". This happens also with eating, one can say "io mangia" or just "mangia". Is this dependent on anything, or can it just be mixed up?


Generally you don't use pronouns subject (io, tu, lui, lei, noi, voi, loro) with verbs in Italian. If you find them in a sentence than they are there to avoid ambiguity or to put stress on them.

Cucino='I cook' but io cucino=' it is I who cooks (and not someone else)'.
Mangio='I eat' but io mangio='it is I who is eating (and not someone else)'.
Mangia is somewhat ambiguous as it may mean 'he eats' or 'she eats' or 'eat!' so the pronoun subject helps clarify it. If it is clear who is eating, then no pronoun is used. Ex. Cosa mangia Maria? Mangia pizza='What does Maria eat? She eats pizza'


Cuoco and Cucino are equivalents, no? Please someone tell me I am not molto loco.


You're not loco but I'm afraid that you aren't correct either.

Cuoco is a noun; it means the person who is doing the cooking. Cucino is a verb. It is used when you are doing the cooking, and are telling someone WHAT you are doing. Fun bonus fact: You do the cooking in la cucina; the kitchen.

In other words il cuoco (the cook) SAYS "cucino il riso" (I cook the rice), while he is in la cucina (the kitchen).

The words are all clearly related, but they aren't interchangeable.


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