If it is oldfashioned, when did it become outdated?

Morgen werde ich Dich ein philippinisches Essen bekochen.

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    your sentence is incorrect. "dich" is lowercase and "bekochen" stands with Dative and "mit" if you want to specify, what is cooked: "Morgen werde ich dich mit einem philippinischen Essen bekochen"
    – Vogel612
    Jan 5 '14 at 13:13
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    What makes you think it might be old-fashioned?
    – Carsten S
    Jan 5 '14 at 13:15
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    The sentence suggested bei Vogel is correct, but I don't understand why you don't want to use the simpler verb "kochen", like in the sentences "Morgen werde ich Dir ein philippinisches Essen (oder Gericht) kochen" or "Morgen werde ich ein philippinisches Gericht fuer Dich kochen." "Bekochen" is not old-fashioned, but is has a different undertone, like in "Seine Oma bekocht ihn."
    – UwF
    Jan 5 '14 at 14:21
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    @Volker Ok, the context is not specified in the question. But in emails and letters I still use capital letters for Du/Dein/Dir/Dich, etc., and this does not contradict the rules emitted by Duden, it is even their recommendation, see duden.de/sprachwissen/sprachratgeber/…. PS.: I don't think the word "majuscle" exists in English... ;)
    – UwF
    Jan 5 '14 at 15:29
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    Either "Morgen werde ich dich kochen." (I hope not!) or "Morgen werde ich etwas für dich kochen." or "Morgen werde ich dir etwas kochen." The verb bekochen, OTOH, means a habit: "Seine Frau bekocht ihn." means "His wife uses to cook for him."
    – Ingo
    Jan 5 '14 at 16:17

I see no indication at all for the word to be old-fashioned.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=(bekochen%2Bbekocht)%2F(kochen%2Bkocht)&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=20&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2C%28bekochen%20%2B%20bekocht%29%20/%20%28kochen%20%2B%20kocht%29%3B%2Cc0 Google Ngram

  • A comment on this math stuff might be helpful. I'm not sure I got what the graph tells us.
    – user5513
    Mar 1 '14 at 19:06

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