chicken
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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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chicken
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bird)
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).
2. (meat)
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).
3. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
don't count your chickens before they are hatchedno cantes victoria antes de tiempo
chicken feedgrano m
4. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(insignificant sum)
5. (colloquial)
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).
(coward)
b. el miedica
(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 miedica
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (colloquial)
a. cobarde (cowardly; action)
to be chickenser un/una gallina
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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)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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