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gallina

hen

noun

gallina
feminine noun
1. hen
  • cría gallinas -> he keeps chickens (gallinas, pollos y gallos)
  • la gallina ciega (informal) -> blind man's buff
  • matar la gallina de los huevos de oro (informal figurative) -> to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
masculine or feminine noun
2. chicken, coward (informal) (persona)

gallina [gal-lyee’-nah]
noun
1. Hen, a domestic fowl. (f)
  • Gallina de agua -> coot
  • Gallina clueca -> broody hen
2. Coward, a chicken-hearted fellow. (Metaphorical) (f)
  • Eres un gallina -> you’re chicken, you’re yellow
3. In some universities, second orator or student destined to deliver the eulogium at graduating. (f)
  • Gallina ciega -> blind-man's-buff, or hoodman’s blind: a play among children
  • Gallina de río -> V
In this sense used as masculine. GALLINETA.

gallina
1 (ave) hen
acostarse con las gallinas to go to bed early
cantar la gallina to own up; hold up one's hands
andar como gallina clueca (México) to be as pleased as Punch
estar como gallina en corral ajeno (estar incómodo) to be like a fish out of water; (no tener libertad) to have no freedom of movement
estar como gallina con huevos to be very distrustful
¡hasta que meen las gallinas! pigs might fly! (familiar)
matar la gallina de los huevos de oro to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
las gallinas de arriba ensucian a las de abajo (Chile) the underdog always suffers
gallina ciega (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (gusano) white worm
jugar a la gallina ciega to play blind man's buff
gallina clueca broody o brooding hen; (EEUU)
gallina de agua coot
gallina de bantam bantam
gallina de Guinea guinea fowl
gallina de mar gurnard
gallina ponedora laying hen
2 (Culin) chicken
caldo de gallina chicken broth; gallina en pepitoria chicken in a sauce made with wine, bread, egg, almonds and pine nuts
(cobarde) chicken (familiar); coward

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