chicken

 
chicken
noun
1. (animal) 
a. el pollo (M) 
They had chickens at the farm.Tenían pollos en la granja.
b. la gallina (F) 
The chickens were incubating their eggs.Las gallinas estaban empollando sus huevos.
2. (culinary) 
a. el pollo (M) 
We made chicken skewers with rice and beans.Hicimos brochetas de pollo con arroz y habichuelas.
3. (colloquial) (coward) 
a. el gallina (M)la gallina (F) (colloquial) 
If you don't jump the fence, you're a chicken.Si no saltas la valla, eres un gallina.
adjective
4. (colloquial) (cowardly) 
a. gallina (colloquial) 
Why don't you do it? Are you chicken?¿Por qué no lo haces? ¿Eres gallina?
chicken
Noun
1. (bird) 
a. la gallina (F) 
2. (meat) 
a. el pollo (M) 
3. (prov) 
don't count your chickens before they are hatchedno cantes victoria antes de tiempo
chicken feedgrano m
4. (fam fig) 
a. no direct translation (insignificant sum) 
5. (colloquial) 
a. el gallina (M)la gallina (F) (coward) 
b. el miedica (M)la miedica (F) (Spain) 
adjective
6. (colloquial) 
a. cobarde (cowardly; action) 
to be chickenser un/una gallina
chicken [ˈtʃɪkɪn]
noun
(hen) gallina (f); (cock) pollo (m); (as food) pollo; (coward) gallina (m)
roast chicken pollo (m) asado
to be chicken dejarse intimidar; acobardarse
to play chicken jugar a quién es más valiente
it's a chicken and egg situation es aquello de la gallina y el huevo
the chickens are coming home to roost ahora se ven las consecuencias
don't count your chickens before they're hatched no hagas las cuentas de la lechera
modifier
chicken farmer (n) avicultoraavicultora (m) (f);a avicultora
chicken farming (n) avicultura (f)
chicken feed (n) pienso (m) para gallinas
it's chicken feed to him para él es una bagatela
chicken liver (n) hígado (m) de pollo
chicken run (n) corral (m)
chicken wire (n) tela (f) metálica; alambrada (f)
Phrases with "chicken"
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fried chicken 
el pollo frito 
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