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How to say Chicken In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
鶏にわとり
Pronunciation: niwatori
How to Say It Outloud: knee-wah-toh-ree
Usage: Refers to the bird, 'chicken'. Can be used to talk about live chickens or the concept of the bird in general.
Example Sentence Japanese:鶏は卵を産みます。
Example Sentence English:Chickens lay eggs.
KanjiHiragana
鶏肉とりにく
Pronunciation: toriniku
How to Say It Outloud: toh-ree-nee-koo
Usage: Refers to chicken meat, used when talking about chicken used in cooking.
Example Sentence Japanese:夕食に鶏肉を使います。
Example Sentence English:We will use chicken meat for dinner.
HiraganaKatakana
ちきんチキン
Pronunciation: chikin
How to Say It Outloud: chee-keen
Usage: Borrowed from English 'chicken', often used in contexts referring to prepared chicken dishes or in Western food contexts.
Example Sentence Japanese:チキンサンドイッチが好きです。
Example Sentence English:I like chicken sandwiches.

Dictionary

チキンチキンCommon word
Noun
  • chicken
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • coward; scaredy-cat; chicken; wuss
鶏にわとりCommon word
Noun
  • chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus); domestic chicken
Noun
  • chicken meat
チキンレースチキンレース
Noun
  • chicken; chicken game; chicken race
卑怯者ひきょうもの
Noun
  • coward; sneak; chicken; yellow-belly
鶏肉とりにくCommon word
Noun
  • chicken meat
Noun
  • fowl; poultry; bird meat
Wikipedia definition
  • Chicken (food)
金網かなあみCommon word
Noun
  • wire netting; wire mesh; wire gauze; chain-link mesh; chicken wire
Wikipedia definition
  • Chain-link fencing
チキチキ
Noun
  • chicken
関路の鳥せきじのとり
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • chicken
酉とりCommon word
Noun
  • the Rooster (tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac); the Cock; the Chicken; the Bird
Noun
  • hour of the Rooster (around 6pm, 5-7pm, or 6-8pm)
Noun
  • west
Noun
  • eight month of the lunar calendar
Wikipedia definition
  • Rooster (zodiac)
地鳥じどり
Noun
  • nationally protected chicken breed; free-range local traditional pedigree chicken; chicken meat from same
Noun
  • locally raised chicken
Wikipedia definition
  • Free range
フライドチキンフライドチキンCommon word
Noun
  • fried chicken (esp. American-style)
Wikipedia definition
  • Fried chicken
水疱瘡みずぼうそう
Noun
  • chickenpox; chicken pox; varicella
鶏胸肉とりむねにく
Noun
  • chicken breast meat
鳥皮とりかわ
Noun
  • chicken skin (e.g. in cooking)
Noun
  • bird skins
焼き鳥やきとりCommon word
Noun
  • yakitori; chicken pieces (or sometimes beef or pork offal) grilled on a skewer
Noun
  • grilled and skewered bird (esp. sparrow)
Noun
  • failing to win a single hand during a half-game
Wikipedia definition
  • Yakitori
養鶏場ようけいじょう
Noun
  • poultry farm; chicken farm
Place
  • Youkeijou
鶏口けいこう
Noun
  • mouth of a chicken
Noun
  • leader of a small group
チキンスープチキンスープ
Noun
  • chicken soup
Wikipedia definition
  • Chicken soup
ささ身ささみ
Noun
  • chicken tender; chicken tenderloin
手羽先てばさき
Noun
  • (tip section of) chicken wing; second segment of chicken wing

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