https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

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?

November 22, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/n.gratton

As CattleRustler said ...

Pollo = chicken

Gallina = hen

Gallo = cockerel/rooster

November 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

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

November 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mary_Taylor

Nope. Pullo is chicken in general YUM

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/paradoja

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

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

oooops.. :s

November 26, 2013

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)

November 22, 2013

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. ;)

November 22, 2013

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.

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tarsoo

Thank you for the help. :)

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

damn we're good lol :)

November 22, 2013

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!

November 24, 2013
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