Bird - Chick?

Quaeitur

Mod'elle
French
Hi

I have been watching episodes of Hustle (a British TV series) recently and heard the term bird used to refer to a girl in British English. So, this got me thinking: is this equivalent to the AE chick in terms of level of language? And how would you translate it into French?

Thanks! :)
 
  • dewsy

    Senior Member
    England, english
    I absolutely adore Hustle - but that is beside the point. Yes , bird is BE for chick. IT is a regional thing as well, more London than the north, where they often call girls "hen". I would probably translate it as, gonze, gonzesse, nana. I can't think of an avian equivalent in French.
     

    Argyll

    Senior Member
    French
    Hi Quaeitur.

    A chick is a bird, yes. In my younger days, the French for it used to be une nana. It must be une meuf now...
     
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