"Der Bauer dankt seinem Huhn für die Eier."

Translation:The farmer thanks his chicken for the eggs.

March 20, 2018



Chickens hatch from eggs laid by hens!

March 20, 2018


    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

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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


    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


    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


    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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