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"El este un cocoș?"

Translation:Is he a rooster?

September 23, 2017

15 Comments


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

*holds in laughter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brad875285

Too many jokes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelseyW11

Why can't this be "is he a cock?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

If you do not know if a bird is male or female, you should say, "Is it a cock?" You should not say "Is he a cock?" because he must be a cock. He cannot be a hen.


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

I too put "is he a cock?", I keep getting these ones wrong


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

For random animals, "it" is common, but if you are talking about a pet, using "he" and "she" is fine. Here, "he" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ionela621577

Un cocoş is a rooster


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brad875285

Rooster is not common in English (British). Cock is how a male chicken is referred to.


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

That's what she said.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve912598

In American English, cock makes adolescent boys snicker. It is slang for penis.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ryan189684

The question prior to this: "El este un elefant!" and the correct answer was "He is an elephant!". Now this one has only "cocos" in place of "elefant", and the answer is not "He is a rooster?". Why "Is it a rooster?" Could be a girl, no?


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

Generally, a male bird is a "cock", and a female bird is a "hen". Male chickens are "roosters" (US) or "cockerels" (UK) or "cocks" (general). You could refer to one as "he" or "it"; but "she" is definitely not suitable (he cannot be a girl!).

(This answer could be made more complicated with regional variations and the using of different words based on the birds age but it is not necessary to go there.)


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

da, eu am un cocos :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan369637

Ele é um cocô? (Portuguese speakers will understand lol)

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