"Il pollo"

Translation:The chicken

September 20, 2014



"Pollo" is male or female chicken?? Grazie for halping :)

September 20, 2014


Male,for the female is"gallina"

November 29, 2014


now... that's something that bugs me in English (i'm not a native speaker).

the male one shouldn't be rooster and the female one shouldn't be hen? why is there another word for it?

February 25, 2015


You should say "pollo" when you eat it, but when it is alive you say "gallina" (female) or "gallo" (male). (I'm italian)

September 28, 2015


The rooster (Gallo) is an adult chicken (pollo) male.

April 18, 2015


ah, ok then... chicken is not adult? then that makes sense as in Portuguese we have something similar.

April 18, 2015


"Chicken" can be the word for the birds in general. "Lots of chickens", or it can mean the adult female of the species "The chicken lays eggs". "Chicken" is also used for the meat of these birds. "Hen" is another word for the adult female, and can be used for other poultry (pheasants, peacocks etc.). The male is a "Rooster". A young male is a "Cockerel". An immature female is a "Pullet". Little yellow ones are "Chicks".

There, that's enough farm words for today....cluck, cluck, cluck....

November 27, 2015


thank you very much! what a full class of farm vocabulary))

November 28, 2015


The last word in audio phrases for italian is always really quiet and almost seems slurred tbh?

January 20, 2015


Is "pollo" also the word for referring to chicken as in the living animal as well? Or just the food, as in beef to a cow.

December 17, 2014


I have 19 chickens. They are alive and running around. Some are roosters, most are hens, but they are my chickens. If i ate them, I'd be eating chicken.

June 13, 2016


Except you also forget gallina (hen) and gallo (rooster) :)

November 17, 2016


The italian pronunciation is not correct: you have to say "pĆ³llo" with the close 'o'. You can listen to the correct pronunciation at http://www.comesipronuncia.it/pronuncia/pollo-11074

August 21, 2016


the audio is very bad... cannot hear / make out what they are saying

June 3, 2015


Is she whispering the word pollo? Had to turn volume way up, but then "il" was quite loud.

September 14, 2015


Apparently it also means "simpleton" xD

October 20, 2018


When do you use "il" and when do you use "lo" for the masculin "the" ?

August 3, 2019


Oh wow, apparently it's pronounced "poll-oh" and not "poy-yo" like in Spanish. Whoopsie daisy...

September 3, 2019
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