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How to say Chicken in other languages

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Thought this would be fun to learn the word for chicken and chicken things in a couple of languages feel free to add on :) Yes I'm native ;)

 

Cherokee: ᏥᏔᎦ Tsi-Ta-Ga

Lakota (sioux) KOKEYAHULA/ koh - kay - yah - hue - lah

Spanish: Pollo

post #2 of 24

Fun! These would also be funny name ideas wink.png

Pollo is the word for cooked chicken in Spanish.  For the live ones, it's Gallo (Guy-o) for rooster and Gallina (rhymes with hyena) for hen :)

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3 Welsummers, 8 Cinnamon Queens, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 barred rock, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 leghorn/ameraucana cross, 2 RIR and 7 EE/OE chicklets, 6 rabbits, 1 mischievous housecat, one Catahoula bulldog, and one amazing husband to share it all with!  Just call me coop queen!

Life is good here on the Funny Farm ^_^

Member of the Derperella club. We're all just goin' round the rooster here!

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post #3 of 24

In Greek chicken is κότα (kota) and rooster is κόκκορας (Kokolas)


Edited by Vamvakas - 8/8/12 at 8:26pm

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post #4 of 24

In Tlingit

 

káax': grouse, female or spruce hen, also used for chicken (n)

 

Imp


Edited by Imp - 8/8/12 at 8:48pm

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 24
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Oh how awesome! we have so many chicken lovers BYC international! lol keep em coming!

 

how do you pronounce the Tinglit?


Edited by JumpingMouse - 8/8/12 at 8:40pm
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Oh how awesome! we have so many chicken lovers BYC international! lol keep em coming!

 

how do you pronounce the Tinglit?

 

I don't speak Tlingit. Close as I can get phonetically is:

 

K(h) a' a x'

 

So i'm thinking it would be like 2 syllables. Caw (like a crow sound) and axe, but I'm not 100% sure.

 

FYI- Tlingit is a Native Alaskan tribe in SE Alaska.

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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I was so surprised to see Tlingit mentioned on BYC!  I'm 1/4 Tlingit, and I have no idea how to explain the pronunciation.  Closest I can get, start by imitating a crow coughing up a hair ball.  I have to ask my family how to pronounce it.  Thanks, Imp!

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Whoever said don't count your chickens before they're hatched clearly never tried to count chickens after they're hatched.
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post #8 of 24

In Vietnamese chicken is called gà mái and rooster is gà đực

post #9 of 24

Kip in Dutch for chicken. Also Kippevlees. which sounds like "kip n fleas" haha

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post #10 of 24

In Hungarian it's csirke - pronounced cheer-ka (sort of)...

 

Not sure about rooster. I think it's kakas - ko-kosh. 

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