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So I need to write a short essay about an interesting experience I had for school and I decided to write about a cooking class I went to.

I'm trying to say

because I have been to a patisserie class, I did not learn anything new/I did not learn any new techniques.

(The context is dessert making.) But I'm not sure what the right word for 'techniques' is. The word for 'technique' in the dictionary is 手法 but is the context correct for 'cooking techniques' because all the other words that mean 'technique' are very specific.

In terms of the sentence I would like to write this but I'm not sure if it is correct.

パティスリーのクラスに行ったことがありますから、新しいtechniquesを習いませんでした。

Preferably I would like to say 'I did not learn anything new' but I'm not sure how to form that sentence. Would it be

何も新しいを習いませんでした。

Thank you.

  • 何も新しいnoun would be better for your second sentence. You have an adjective, but it should be attached to a noun here, I think. – knowledge_is_power Sep 3 '17 at 16:34
  • That's what I thought but I'm not sure what the word for 'techniques' is so I don't know what to say. – FoolishStrawberry Sep 3 '17 at 16:37
  • 'I did not learn anything new' would be something like "あまり勉強になりませんでしたが". You could maybe go by こと instead of techniques but I don't know how you could render techniques here in properly in Japanese. – 永劫回帰 Sep 3 '17 at 17:31
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    I guess 調理法 or 調理技術 sounds like culinary arts and is more specific than 料理の仕方(how to cook) – user25382 Sep 4 '17 at 1:33
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    「パティスリーのクラスに行ったことがあったから、新しい{テクニック/技術}を習いませんでした。」は意味がわかりにくいです。「{[前]{まえ}に/[以前]{いぜん}(に)}お菓子作りの教室に行ったことがあったので、 今回は特に新しい{テクニック/こと}は[教]{おそ}わりませんでした。」のように、前半と後半の時期が異なることを示した方がいいと思います。 – Chocolate Jul 4 '18 at 0:00
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The word you are looking for for "technique" is 技術{ぎじゅつ}. When you google translate it it comes through as technology, but it has more meanings than that. (https://kotobank.jp/word/%E6%8A%80%E8%A1%93-50443)

You can slap 術 on the end of lots of things and mean techniques. So you could say ベーキング術 to mean baking techniques.

パティスリーのクラスに行ったことがあったから、新しいベーキング術を習いませんでした。

If you just wanted to say "I didn't learn anything" you would say

あまり勉強にはなりませんでした。

or

何も新しいことを学びませんでした。

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