GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German huon, from Proto-Germanic *hōną. Compare Dutch hoen. See also Henne.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /huːn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Huhn n (genitive Huhns or Huhnes, plural Hühner, diminutive Hühnchen n or Hühnlein n)

  1. hen
  2. (chiefly in the plural also) chicken

Usage notesEdit

  • The singular Huhn is generally taken to mean a female chicken, whereas the plural Hühner may include roosters.

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Further readingEdit

  • Huhn in Duden online