I took up an interest in Japanese and I have to say I'm enjoying the language overall.
I've been reading online resources and have no problem with normal Godan or Ichidan verbs since they have rules you can follow.
However when I look up verbs in the dictionary such as cooking, painting, etc:
None of the online resources I've found tell you how to deal with these. There are a lot of words that don't end like the regular verbs.
What do I need to learn to to begin forming sentences like
Do you cook?
Are you cooking?