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"Das Hähnchen ist gut."

Translation:The chicken is good.

December 24, 2012



Whenever they pronounce 'Hahnchen' its never clear. Does anyone else have this problem?

December 24, 2012


It sounds not clear when you hear individual word but with the whole sentence I hear it fine.

April 18, 2014


Yes really I can't hear it

September 23, 2014


I do. it's so confusing because they say it one way, and you use those sounds to sound it out, but you get the answer wrong.

March 5, 2014


I can hear it correctly. Perhaps you need to remove the cache of your internet browser. It may be that is has downloaded a corrupted file and you cannot hear it right. Good luck

December 27, 2012



March 9, 2015


No, not really.

January 24, 2016


Hehn-shun /ˈhɛːn.çən̩/

September 2, 2015


I hear it as "hen-chin" but it's kinda hard to explain

August 19, 2015


Oh, come now, Duo! 'The chicken is God' was a typo!

April 4, 2015


Isn't "chen" a suffix meaning diminutive?

February 14, 2014


Yes, that's correct.

February 14, 2014


So, Hähnchen is what, a small chicken or a young chicken?

February 17, 2014


Well, it is technically the diminutive of Hahn (rooster/cock), but if you talk about chicken as food you use always Hähnchen or Hühnchen. Hühnchen is the diminutive of Huhn which is the name for chicken as a species or the name for female chickens (there is also Henne which corresponds to the English hen).

March 31, 2014



April 15, 2014


I am pleased to read that both Haehnchen and Huehnchen can be as chicken used in cooking! In one exercice Duo would not accept Huehnchen. Is it due a regional distinction ?

December 18, 2017


I didn't know this, so Ma:dchen means girl + small; small girl!

November 7, 2016


Or a small maid? Hence a "maiden" in English? Could be related.

December 2, 2016


Is this sentence supposed to mean that "The chicken tastes good" or "The chicken is healthy"?

April 28, 2013


The chicken tastes good would be "Das Hänchen schmeckt gut". So here it can be literally translated as "The chicken is good".

June 30, 2013


Couldn't "The chicken is healthy" be "Das Hänchen ist gesund?" I understand "Das Hänchen is gut" as if the chicken were a nice chicken lol

September 8, 2015



March 9, 2015


Just in case anyone was having trouble, it's pronounced "hane-shen".

August 8, 2014


How to pronounce "Hähnchen" ?

June 1, 2014


i heard hinhen. Das ist gut? :)

June 7, 2014


can it also be "that chicken is good" because it is using "das" ?

May 11, 2014


Wieso lauft das Hähnchen die Staße entlang?

February 9, 2016


Would it be better to say "Das Hühnchenfleisch ist gut?"

June 3, 2016


I'm wondering the same. Is 'das Hühnchenfleisch' different in meaning/use than 'das Hähnchen'?

My understanding now is as follows:

  • A generic chicken can be 'das Huhn' or 'das Hähnchen'
  • A rooster (male) is 'der Hahn'
  • A hen (female) is 'die Henne'
  • Chicken meat is referred to as 'das Hähnchen' or 'das Hühnchenfleisch'

Can a native speaker confirm/deny some of this? Perhaps it seems silly to seek such precision, but as someone who will be spending a good bit of time around chickens during my time in Germany the clarification is useful. Danke schön!

February 13, 2017


How would you say "This chicken is good"? I thought that the translation of "This is" is "Das ist" What is different here?

May 18, 2013


As a stand alone pronoun, das can have the mean of "this one." In fact, each of the three words for "the" (der/die/das) can be used in this way. But when used with a noun der/die/das means "the. "

To say "this chicken" you need to use the word "dieses," but this word also has masculine and feminine forms: Dieser Mann Diese Frau Dieses Kind

February 13, 2014


How does someone type umlauts in Andoid???

February 12, 2014


Hold down the button of the letter you're trying to get an umlaut over. It should have a little menu pop up with the letter in different languages. Slide your finger to what you want and then release. Ä Ë Ï Ö Ü I have an android and I can do this no problem

February 20, 2014


I use one of those swiping keyboard apps, it knows what I meant to type (and in which of the three languages I have set to active!), and adds the umlauts by itself ^^ much faster, as well

May 19, 2014


Hold down and select from the options. Additionally you can selete setting qnd set your phone tonallow for the German keyboard which is what I do. You swipe on the space key and itnlets you switch keyboards quickly.

July 4, 2018


Is it just me, or does it sound like the computer sneezed when she said the "hanch" part?

December 2, 2015


I learned chicken as "Hünchen" in a German class I took last year. Is this correct or incorrect because it seems inconsistent with the sentence here.

April 20, 2016


How can I pronounce the "ch" sound?

August 1, 2016


Duo has changed his job into a food taster!!!

September 7, 2016


Does Hahnshen refer to meat like pork refers to pig or beef refers to cow?

November 21, 2016


When do you use das Huhn?

May 4, 2017


I can remember when in UK English food would be described as tasty not good, although in the US English food could be described as good. I find it unlikely that 'Das Hähnchen ist gut' could be some kind of moral statement so the word tasty should be accepted here.

December 8, 2017


20 years ago UK English would not describe food as 'good' but 'tasty' this was an Americanism that has been adopted into UK English. "Das Hähnchen ist gut. " is in no way a moral statement so tasty in this context is a good fit.

December 8, 2017


you can't know if "gut" is meant in the sense of "tasty" here. Maybe it's a chicken which you already had yesterday and forgot to put in the fridge, but it is still "good" in the sense of "edible" on the next day? Or it's "gut" in the sense of it fits my expectation in regard to it's size for example.

April 12, 2019


20 years ago UK English would not describe food as 'good' but 'tasty' this was an Americanism that has been adopted into UK English. "Das Hähnchen ist gut. " is in no way a moral statement so tasty in this context is a good fit.

December 10, 2017


It did not accept" chicken is good". If i said, in English, " The chicken is good" You'd have to be looking at a menu or eating it. So how would you just say "Chicken is good". What's confusing is another time the used the definite article with a food own and it accepted my generic definition.

May 8, 2018


"Chicken is good" translates to "Hühnchen ist gut" or "Hähnchen ist gut" in german (this is a difference regarding the specific food or sometimes regional).

April 12, 2019


The fox says so

November 10, 2018


It battles evil.

April 25, 2019


any vegan here.......:)

February 6, 2017


I almost put "The chicken is cook"

June 15, 2017


Can it be 'isst' also? It makes sense to say that when it was sick before, and you're checking up on it.

I suspect the only way to tell the difference is context.

February 22, 2013


I don't think so. German has a different verb for when animals eat than for when humans eat. I believe the verb for animals is fressen, and it follows the same rules (fresse, frisst, etc.) If you use fressen in a human context, it means more along the lines of gorging oneself.

November 5, 2013


You're exactly right. If I "fresse" it's equivalent to the English idea of "eating like a pig".... just much more direct. XD

August 8, 2014


Doesn't isst mean that you are eating? like er isst einen Apfel?

October 13, 2013


With Hahnchen, not only can I not understand it, I never learned it and duo just threw it out at me..

October 22, 2014


I keep having problems on this one. :-

June 9, 2015


It should be "Hunchen", not "Hanchen".

September 24, 2015


I don't think "Hahnchen" is the right translation for chicken. From what i know, "Hahnchen" is a chicken baby, and "Das Huhn" or "Die Henne" is chicken

August 18, 2014


No, this is false.

August 18, 2014


Just pasting @Karlchen123 answer:

"Well, it is technically the diminutive of Hahn (rooster/cock), but if you talk about chicken as food you use always Hähnchen or Hühnchen. Hühnchen is the diminutive of Huhn which is the name for chicken as a species or the name for female chickens (there is also Henne which corresponds to the English hen)."

September 8, 2015


It's a kind chicken. =D

February 17, 2015


Especially the drumsticks!

February 20, 2015


why isnt this "the chicken meat is good"?

April 18, 2015


How does this sentence make sence?

June 6, 2015


Das Mädchen ist gut.

May 31, 2015
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