sound made by a hen

mickaël

Senior Member
Hello,

A quite stupid question. I would like to know what is the hen's shout (onomatopoeia), in German?
In English, it's "cluck cluck".

Thanks in advance. :)

(ich spreche nicht Deutsch)
 
  • Marty*

    Senior Member
    German
    Hello,

    A quite stupid question. I would like to know what is the hen's shout (onomatopoeia), in German?
    In English, it's "cluck cluck".
    I don't know if these are the official german hen sounds (Gegacker, verb: gackern), but I know gack, gack, gack,... and pock, pock, pock, pooock, ... :)
     

    Doppelrahmstufe

    Senior Member
    Austria, German
    I think it is rather "gack, gack" or "gack-gack" or, for example (a typical shout), "gaaaaack, gack, gack, gack, gack".
    Yes, you are right Robocop.

    The verb is "gackern" and
    the onomatopoeia is "gack, gack".
    (I have found it also in the Duden, so they are the official german hen sounds :))
     

    Hutschi

    Senior Member
    http://www.kinderreimeseite.de/50185293500f01632/501852935012f0063/50442194f8077dd03.html
    Onkel Jörg hat einen Bauernhof, heia, heia, ho.
    Und da laufen viele Hühner rum, heia, heia, ho.
    Es macht tuk-tuk hier, es macht tuk-tuk da,
    tuk-tuk hier, tuk-tuk da, tuk-tuk überall.
    In the song it is "tuk-tuk".
    Note: the "u" is spoken as German "u".

    Grimm's dictionary: "Das Deutsche Wörterbuch" says also: "gack". http://germazope.uni-trier.de/Projects/WBB/woerterbuecher/dwb/wbgui?lemmode=lemmasearch&mode=hierarchy&textsize=600&onlist=&word=gack&lemid=GG00099&query_start=1&totalhits=0&textword=&locpattern=&textpattern=&lemmapattern=&verspattern=

    Note: the "a" is spoken as German a.
     
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