Can someone please describe how the mass of the fermions is generated by the Higgs relative to electroweak symmetry breaking? Or other way around: Why does a breaking of the electroweak symmetry generate a fermion mass?
Hence, what's the difference to chiral symmetry breaking which causes, e.g., the pion masses?
I found it on Particle mass acquisition and there is maybe an another question related to: Massive Gauge Bosons without Higgs fields
That are probably very plain questions aiming at a general understanding/access. I'm trying to separate the involving terms and mechanisms from each other..