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chick

Pronunciation: /tʃɪk/

Translation of chick in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (young chicken) pollito, (masculine, feminine), polluelo, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 (young bird) pichón, (masculine, feminine), polluelo, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Cuckoos con other birds into rearing their chicks because it's so much easier than doing it themselves.
    • After the experiment, we monitored the experimental birds until chicks fledged.
    • Scientists have discovered there is a bird that can detect cuckoo chicks in the nest.
    Example sentences
    • A good hatch from a small incubator is indicated when 70 percent or more of the eggs hatch, and the chicks are active and fluffy.
    • I also used domestic chicks with prior experience of both prey types as predators.
    • In the battle against bird flu, international health authorities must handle a thriving legal trade in live birds and chicks.
    1.3 (young woman) [slang/argot] muchacha (feminine), chavala (feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], pebeta (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], cabra (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • He used his role as a journalist to meet high school chicks, and the nation is outraged, simply outraged that a journalist would manipulate someone in that way.
    • You'll see lots of attractive chicks with nothing to do and no real job descriptions.
    • I'm never going to skate quite like they are, I'm never going to attract as many chicks.

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