Quick answer
"Chicken" is a noun which is often translated as "el pollo", and "hen" is a noun which is often translated as "la gallina". Learn more about the difference between "chicken" and "hen" below.
chicken(
chih
-
kihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pollo
(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).
They had chickens at the farm.Tenían pollos en la granja.
b. 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).
The chickens were incubating their eggs.Las gallinas estaban empollando sus huevos.
2. (culinary)
a. el pollo
(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).
We made chicken skewers with rice and beans.Hicimos brochetas de pollo con arroz y habichuelas.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(coward)
a. el gallina
(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 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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If you don't jump the fence, you're a chicken.Si no saltas la valla, eres un gallina.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(cowardly)
a. gallina
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Why don't you do it? Are you chicken?¿Por qué no lo haces? ¿Eres gallina?
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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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