How to say chicken in Portuguese: Frango

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How to say chicken in Portuguese: Frango

Learning Portuguese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say chicken in Portuguese: Frango
Say it out loud: “fran goo

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Some more helpful words in our Portuguese Meats category:

beef – Carne De Vaca  (kah nee jee vah kah)
chicken – Frango  (fran goo)
duck – Carne De Pato  (kah nee jee pah too)
goat – Cabra  (kah brah)
ham – Presunto  (pray soon too)
lamb – Cordeiro  (kohr day roo)
mutton – Carne De Carneiro  (kah nee jee kahr nay roo)
pork – Carne De Porco  (kah nee jee pohr koo)
rabbit – Carne De Coelho  (kah nee jee koh-ay yoo)
steak – Bife  (bee fee)
veal – Carne De Vitela  (kah nee jee vee te lah)
venison – Carne De Veado  (kah nee jee veh-aa doo)

And here’s how to say chicken in other languages!

Arabic–Dajaj  (da jaj)
Chinese–Jī Ròu  (Jee Row)
Croatian–pileće meso  (pee let chay meh zoe)
Czech–kuřecí  (koor zeh tse)
Finnish–kana  (kah nah)
French–poulet  (poo lay)
German–hänchen  (hench in)
Italian–pollo  (poll o)
Japanese–Tori Niku  (Toh Ree Nee Koo)
Korean–Talk  (Dak)
Polish–kurczak  (koor' tchak)
Portuguese–Frango  (fran goo)
Russian–kuritsa  (koo ree tsah)
Spanish–pollo  (poy yo)
Swahili–kuku  (koo koo)
Thai–Kai  (gai)
Turkish–tavuk eti  (tau ook eh tay)
Vietnamese–Gà  (Ga)

Chicken is a common meat in almost every culture, be it European, Asian or African. Chickens are raised everywhere, and served in a variety of ways, both expected and unexpected. Some cultures and regions might offer similar fowl, such as duck or even pigeon, but you will almost always find chicken on the menu. If you're really not sure about what you are ordering, learn how to say "vegetables only" to be on the safe side!

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