Marie would like help to understand some French words and expressions related to cooking:
“I like cooking and as such talk about it quite a lot. I seem to get confused about the different verbs eg faire cuisiner, cuisiner, faire la cuisine, cuire, faire cuire and often do not know quite which expression is commonly used. When I study their meanings, it seems straightforward, but when I go to speak, it is another thing…”
Ok, let’s do a bit of vocabulary and, as usual, brush-up some grammar notions!
Disclaimer: It may not be a good idea to listen to this episode if you’re hungry!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Faire la cuisine
Faire la cuisine = cuisiner
Qu’est-ce que tu fais ? –> Je fais la cuisine.
Cuisiner = transitif= to bake (sth) = pour le diner, je cuisine un soufflé de courgette (= je prépare, je fais)
Le gâteau cuit dans le four. Le chef fait cuire le gâteau.
A cook = un cuisinier, une cuisinière
LINKS and RESOURCES!
- Episode 153: Part 1: French expressions using the verb FAIRE: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast153
- Episode 195: How to say “to make someone…” in French? frenchyourway.com.au/podcast195
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