3.10 – Cooking Verbs

3.10 – Cooking Verbs

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3.10 – Cooking Verbs

In this unit we’re going to learn some verbs that are useful for talking about cooking. Here I’ve divided them up into groups based on their conjugation type (note – if you need a review of the endings of these types of verbs, the table heading for each verb type is a link to the original explanation):

-á- verbs

míchat                to mix

Obvykle si dám muesli a míchám ho s jogurtem.

I usually have granola and mix it with jogurt.

Ondra míchá koktejl pro Evu.

Ondra is mixing a cocktail for Eva.

-í- verbs

krájet                         to cut, chop

smažit                         to fry

vařit                         to cook

Jana vaří polévku, protože dnes chce pořádný oběd.

Jana is making soup because she wants a proper lunch today.

Smažíme řízky na oběd.

We’re frying schnitzel for lunch.

Martina krájí cibuli, protože vaří hovězí guláš.

I’m cutting up an onion because I’m cooking beef goulash.

-e- verbs

grilovat                to grill

péct (peč-)                to bake

připravovat                to prepare

As a reminder with -e- type verbs, you need to affix the endings onto a stem. For some verbs like -ovat verbs, this stem is regular (grilovat → griluj-; přípravovat → připravuj-).

O víkendu často grilujeme.

Over the weekend we often grill.

Připravujeme chlebíčky pro všechny.

We are making open-faced sandwiches for everyone.

*připravovat tends to get used for things that don’t involve cooking (i.e. with heat), so saláty, chlebíčky, etc.

The stem for péct is peč-, so you should put the normal -e- endings onto this stem to conjugate it:

Já často peču chléb (chleba).

I often bake bread.

Pekaři pečou každý den.

Bakers bake every day.

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