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fish
British English: /fɪʃ/
American English: /fɪʃ/

Translation of fish in French:

noun pl fish fishes

  • 1 (Zoology) to catch a fish
    attraper or prendre un poisson
    freshwater/saltwater ou sea fish
    poisson (m) d'eau douce/de mer
  • 2 (Culinary)
    uncountable
    poisson (m)
    to eat/cook fish
    manger/préparer du poisson
  • 3before n
    (of fish) (course, bone, glue)
    de poisson
    (for fish) (knife, fork)
    à poisson

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 [literal] to fish for trout/cod
    pêcher la truite/la morue
  • 2 [figurative] (test for response) ‘why did he ask me that?’—‘he was just fishing!’
    ‘pourquoi m'a-t-il demandé ça?’—‘il voulait te faire parler’
    to fish for information
    chercher à dénicher des renseignements
    to fish for compliments
    rechercher les compliments

Idioms

to be like a fish out of water

ne pas se sentir dans son élément

to drink like a fish

to have other fish to fry

he's a queer fish

[informal]
c'est un drôle d'oiseau

he's a cold fish

[informal]
il est très froid

there are plenty more fish in the sea

un de perdu, dix de retrouvés

Phrasal verbs

fish around

farfouiller (in dans) (for pour trouver)

fish out

fish out [something], fish [something] out 1.1 (from bag, pocket, box)
sortir (money, pen) (of de)
1.2 (from water)
rep êcher (body, object) (of de)

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