"He cooks a potato."
Translation:Lui cucina una patata.
grazie Viaggiatore....but how does Cucinca una patato indicate "he cooks"....i don't see a he anywhere...
Cucina is a third-person singular form of the verb cucinare. It means He cooks or She cooks.
Cucina is also a second-person singular form of the verb cucinare. Una forma imperativa: cucina una patata! Is the same of: Cucina (tu) una patata. Right?
You'd have to know from some context, maybe a preceding sentence, who was meant.