Learn English Vocabulary – Cook vs. Cooker

MIchael Vocabulary

What is the difference between cook and cooker?

English is kind of weird. You can usually take a verb and make it into a noun that describes who does that verb by adding ER. Here are some examples:
sing → singer
dance → dancer
teach → teacher
learn → learner
Easy, right? Well…the verb cook means to prepare food. The person who does that is a cook, not a cooker. A cooker is a machine, like a rice cooker. Yeah, I know…it’s weird.

  • My mom is a great cook.
  • The cook cooks in the kitchen using a slow cooker.
  • Do you like to cook? Are you a good cook?

Keep in mind the best way to remember this or any vocabulary in English is to take the word or phrase write it in a sentence that’s true for you or true in your world and then memorize your sentences.

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