Huhn = adult chicken (generic or female) Hühner = chickens Hühnchen = young chicken (generic or female) Hahn = adult male chicken Hähnchen (Hähndl in Bavaria) = young male chicken
apparently Huhn and Hähnchen/Hähndl are ordered as dishes
I looked this up so if any part is wrong then please comment :)
So it would be Das/Die Huhn, Die Hühner, Das/Die Hühnchen, Der hahn and Der Hähndl
Is that correct?
Das Huhn, Das Hühnchen, Der Hahn, Das Hähndl/Hähnchen/Hähnlein, Die Henne
Diminutives (in -chen, -lein, usw.) are always neuter.
Hähnchen usually refers to cooked chicken, like rotisserie or large pieces. Kotelett is a cutlet.
I'm fluffychickens, it's vitally important that I refrain from referring to myself as a meal.
The longer I go uneaten the healthier I'll be.
It means the meat (food), the animal is das Huhn. But I'm sure there are a lot of other variations for the animal name, depending on the animal's sex and the language region, as said in a comment above by audreyank
I think it's like Mädchen but replacing the "m" and "d" sounds with "h" and "n" sounds. That's just what I've managed to work out anyway!
Same way you pronounce 'ch' in most German words, like at the end of Milch. It takes a bit of practice to get it right with the n before it.
As some people have remarked, the dictionary hints offer the solution 'cockerel', which is then marked wrong when given as an answer. Is it really?
Hallo -Das Huhn (Vogel, Tierart) kann männlich oder weiblich sein. The chicken (the bird, species)) can be male or feminin. -Die Henne ist ein weibliches Huhn. Nur Hennen legen Eier. :) -The hen is a female chicken. Only hens lay eggs.:) -Der Hahn ist ein männliches Huhn. -The cock is a male chicken.