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"Das Hühnchen hat Eier."

February 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

So what's the point of saying Huehnchen as opposed to Haehnchen if the answer is the same anyway? I almost said "chick," decided to go with typing "little chicken," and then found out "chicken" was the only acceptable answer anyway.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

Okay, I was just told by my native German friend that Hühnchen is a female chicken whereas Hähnchen is a male chicken. Thus it would be a female chicken that would lay the eggs, ie. Hühnchen. I get it now, but the definition wasn't clear on that (at least not as of yet).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geralsv

The translation they give you is kind of misleading :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/philster043

I was also told that der Hahn is actually what you would call a male chicken (and das Huhn a female chicken) as well - Hähnchen fits food, but nobody would point at a rooster and say it with -chen (kids aside). It's nice to have German friends to point these things out to ya!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BB__

I put "The small chicken has eggs" and it marked me wrong, but also said that "The little chicken has eggs" would be an acceptable answer.

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