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Chicken in German 🇩🇪


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chicken das Hähnchen
How to say “chicken” in German? “Das Hähnchen”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “das Hähnchen” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on chicken in German like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the German word “das Hähnchen”:
– Visualize the word by imagining a small chicken (Hähnchen) in your mind.
– Associate the word with the sound that chickens make. Repeat the word “Hähnchen” while clucking like a chicken to help remember it.
– Break down the word into syllables and practice saying each syllable separately: “Hähn-chen.”

Explanations:
– “Das Hähnchen” is a noun in German and it means “the chicken” in English.
– It is a diminutive form of the word “der Hahn,” which means rooster. So, “das Hähnchen” specifically refers to a young or small chicken.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Das Küken” is another word for chicken, specifically a chick or baby chicken.
– “Das Federvieh” refers to poultry in general. It includes both chickens and other domesticated birds.

Alternate meanings/slang:
– In colloquial German, “das Hähnchen” can also be used as a slang term for a small portion of roasted chicken often served at fast-food restaurants.

Examples of sentences:
1. “Ich esse gerne Hähnchen mit Gemüse.” (I like eating chicken with vegetables.)
2. “Das Hähnchen ist noch sehr klein, es hat gerade erst geschlüpft.” (The chicken is still very small; it just hatched.)

Note: It’s important to keep in mind that “Hähnchen” is a neutral noun in German and therefore takes the definite article “das.” However, when we refer specifically to a male chicken (rooster), the word “Hahn” is used with the definite article “der.”

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