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How do you say chicken in German?
December 04, 2013 5:52AM
The German word for chicken is das Huhn (plural die Hühner, collective term das Geflügel)
"Hähnchen" is a roast chicken
The German word Küken refers to the young of any bird - chicks. It is therefore wrong in this context. A live chicken is das Huhn or das Hühnchen.
A hen (female chicken) is called (die) Henne, a cock (male chicken) (der) Hahn.
A cooked chicken is das Hähnchen or das Hühnchen.
also: to be chicken = feige sein
you're a chicken = Du bist feige/ du bist ein Feigling