m,f(ver tb polla)
- 1 [Zoología/Zoology] 1.1 (cría — de gallina) chick; (— de otras aves) chick, young bird 1.2 (adulto) chicken sudar como un pollo [familiar/colloquial] to sweat like a pig [familiar/colloquial] estoy sudada como un pollo I'm soaked in sweat 1.3 [Cocina/Cookery] chicken pollo asado roast chicken pollo para asar or (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) pollo parrillero or (Chile) pollo broiler roasting chicken, broiler (inglés norteamericano/American English) listo el pollo (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] that's that! nos tomamos un taxi y listo el pollo we'll take a taxi and that's that! hago esto y listo el pollo I'll just do this and then I'm calling it a day quedarse como un pollo (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial] to snuff it [familiar/colloquial], to kick the bucket [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (masculino) young lad; (femenino) young girl oye pollo, más respeto have a little more respect, young lad o/or young man está usted todavía hecho un pollo you still look very young o/or like a youngster tus hijas ya son pollitas your daughters have already grown up into real young ladies un bar lleno de pollos pera vestidos a la última a bar full of rich kids wearing the latest fashions [familiar/colloquial]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.