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pollo: hen v/s chicken

I had a sentence which had pollo written in it. When I translated pollo to hen, I got wrong. They say the correct word is chicken. Are they not really the same or is there some other word for hen in spanish?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/n.gratton
n.gratton
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As CattleRustler said ...

Pollo = chicken

Gallina = hen

Gallo = cockerel/rooster

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

polla is what? female chicken? Basically: pollo= gallo polla=gallina, right?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Nope. Pullo is chicken in general YUM

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paradoja
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"Polla" is a non-formal way to refer to the penis in many places. It's best not to use it for chicken :) .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

oooops.. :s

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

la gallina = the hen (female bird) Pollo would be chicken male and female I guess, but Pollo is always chicken (the species) Kinda like when you say Deer (males and/or females)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

That is like calling a horse a mare, or stallion, without a good reason to do so. All hens are chickens, but all chickens are not hens. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

A mare, gelding or stallion are all called horse. Hen is female chicken Rooster is male chicken & chicken is good to eat.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

Thank you for the help. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

damn we're good lol :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Pullo means chicken. After they are killed,defeathered and cleaned, anyone except the ones that cleaned the chicken wouldn't know if it was a hen or rooster so that is why they call it a chicken. There is one chicken meal I like and that is called "Pullo feliez" or happy chicken or even it could be called pullo loco meaning crazy chicken. YUM!

4 years ago