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chicken
American English: /ˈtʃɪkən/
British English: /ˈtʃɪkɪn/

Translation of chicken in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 countable (Zoology) she's no (spring) chicken
    no es ninguna niña or nena
    to play chicken
    jugar a ver quién es más gallito
    don't count your chickens (before they're hatched)
    no hay que vender la piel del oso (antes de cazarlo)
    he's already counting his chickens
    está como la lechera del cuento
    roost 2
    1.2 uncountable (Cookery) (before noun) chicken liver
    hígado (masculine) de pollo
    Example sentences
    • Most of us think we're familiar with the sounds of the domestic chicken, but not all fowl calls are created equal.
    • As birds go, the domestic chicken is hardly built for high-performance flight.
    • This brief summary demonstrates the level of understanding that has been gained in studying the scutate scales of the chicken.
    Example sentences
    • The meats consisted of soft shelled crab covered in spices, tender roast beef and chicken.
    • The main types of meat are pork, chicken, and mutton.
    • This tells us that she won't eat red meat, chicken, pork, fish or seafood.

adjective

Phrasal verbs

chicken out

verb + adverb (+ preposition + object)
[colloquial]
acobardarse
achicarse [colloquial]
rajarse [colloquial]
to chicken out of somethingshe chickened out of telling him
no se atrevió a decírselo

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