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?
As CattleRustler said ...
Pollo = chicken
Gallina = hen
Gallo = cockerel/rooster
"Polla" is a non-formal way to refer to the penis in many places. It's best not to use it for chicken :) .
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)
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. ;)
A mare, gelding or stallion are all called horse. Hen is female chicken Rooster is male chicken & chicken is good to eat.
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!