"Der Bauer dankt seinem Huhn für die Eier."

Translation:The farmer thanks his chicken for the eggs.

March 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Puett

Chickens hatch from eggs laid by hens!

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/az_p
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    Sure, but maybe the rooster was involved too, and earned some thanks.

    It's also possible to refer to the animal generally as a Huhn, in the way that both roosters and hens can be called "chickens".

    March 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Apsa25
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    So in German the general animal name is "das Huhn"? I am not sure about English either. In my mothertongue the name of the species is the equivalent to "the hen" / "die Henne" which is a bit confusing when writing it in other languages.

    October 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/zengator

    In English, "hen" is the female of the species. A "rooster" is the male. The general, non-gender-specific term is "chicken". Young chickens are "chicks".

    (And an attractive female human--ordinarily between 15 and 30 y.o.--is sometimes referred to as a "chick". Groovy, huh?)

    January 30, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lafayette94th

    Zengator is correct (I'm a native English speaker from the U.S.!). One note: in the UK, the term "hen" is slang for a female in a similar way he describes "chick", but this would not be widely understood in the U.S.

    May 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/derekw7

    Huhn or whatever, to me the speaker seems to be saying "seinem Sohn", however many times I replay it.

    December 20, 2018
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