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"Bird" is a noun which is often translated as "el pájaro", and "hen" is a noun which is often translated as "la gallina". Learn more about the difference between "bird" and "hen" below.
bird(
buhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pájaro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Magpies are among the most intelligent of birds.Las urracas son algunos de los pájaros más inteligentes.
b. el ave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bird crashed into the sliding doors.El ave se estrelló contra las puertas corredizas.
There were a lot of birds nesting in the cliff.Había muchas aves anidando en el acantilado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother joined the circus, but he's always been a strange bird.Mi hermano se unió al circo, pero siempre ha sido un tipo raro.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la chica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were a lot of very good-looking birds at the bar.Había muchas chicas atractivas en el bar.
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hen(
hehn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la gallina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(chicken)
Our hen laid the eggs we're enjoying for breakfast.Nuestra gallina puso los huevos que estamos disfrutando de desayuno.
b. la hembra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(female fowl)
There's a hen on the lake with her goslings.Hay una hembra en el lago con sus ansarinos.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gossip)
a. la chismosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't listen to that hen; you're not fat at all.No le hagas caso a esa chismosa; para nada estás gordo.
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