Translation of fish in Spanish:
noun plural fish or fishes
- 1.1 countable (Zoology) like a fish out of water (in unusual situation)there are plenty more fish in the seacomo gallina en corral ajeno [colloquial]como sapo de otro pozo (River Plate area) [colloquial]to be a big fish in a little pondhay mucho más donde elegirto be a little fish in a big pond (British English)ser un pez gordo(en un lugar pequeño)to cry stinking fish (British English)ser uno de tantosto drink like a fishechar tierra a or sobre algoto have other fish to frychupar como una esponja [colloquial]to swim like a fishtener cosas mejores or más importantes que hacer(before noun) fish marketnadar como un pezmercado (masculine) de pescadoExample sentences1.2 uncountable (Cookery) white/smoked fish
wet fish (British English) fish and chips (especially British English)pescado (masculine) blanco/ahumadoneither fish, flesh, nor fowlpescado (masculine) frito con papas or (Spain) patatas fritasni chicha ni limonada or limoná [colloquial](before noun) (soup/knife/course)de pescadoExample sentences1.3 (person) [colloquial]he's a queer o odd fish
- Comparable studies of fishes and other aquatic vertebrates are scarce, despite a wealth of neontological data.
- Snakes employ shivering thermogenesis, which acts to warm their eggs, amphipods actively ventilate the brood pouch, and fishes fan to increase water circulation.
- It seems that they don't know that the first vertebrates were fish.
he's rather a cold fishes un tipo rarothat poor fish (American English)es un tipo secoaquel pobre infelizExample sentences
- If drinking was to continue after the cooked food had been exhausted, dried meat and fish were served.
- You are, however, allowed to eat as much red meat, poultry, fish and fatty foods, like heavy cream, as you want.
- For a true taste of Croatian Adriatic cuisine seek out the tiny tavernas where you can eat superb local fish and sea food.
- Their attempt to soften the electorate's impression of her as a scientific cold fish is one of the few amusing spectacles in a grim political landscape.
- Perhaps every writer of fiction suspects himself or herself to be a cold fish at heart, a mere spectator of other people's joys and passions.
- She has a tendency to use quite clinical language - which masks deep emotions, but can make her look a bit of a cold fish on the page.
- 1.1 to go fishingto fishir de pescair a pescar
forsomething1.2 (try to obtain) See examples:to fishpescar algo forsomething(for compliments/information)andar a la caza de algoExample sentences1.3 (search) to fish (around) in one's pockets/bag
rebuscar en los bolsillos/la bolsaExample sentences
- Every one was helpful and eager to practice their English, proud of their country, if not their politicians, always fishing for compliments.
- Joss, meanwhile, is just blatantly fishing for compliments.
- The first time I got naked with this guy I was dating, I went fishing for compliments and made a comment about a totally insignificant part of my body.
- In response, I fished for my tiny silver cell phone and flipped it open.
- Then he reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet, fishing a business card out of it.
- He pulled on his jacket and fished the keys out of his pocket.
- 1.1(cod/mackerel)this river is good for fishing salmon1.2este es un buen río para la pesca del salmón(river/lake)pescar enExample sentences
- A friend of mine who fishes a very easy water has in the past few weeks landed 98 carp.
- Jack fished some fast water just upstream of Redscar wood known as Duck Island.
- Now, the final nail in the coffin, drastic cuts in the number of days our few remaining fishermen are allowed to fish our own waters.
- There is no benefit from hanging an entire shrimp off a hook when fishing for coastal panfish.
- Fish of this size have been caught by anglers targeting the chub and also by anglers fishing for the sea trout.
- He and his girlfriend, Carolina, had gone fishing for the summer, and had turned their cellphone off.
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