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

Translation of fish in Spanish:

noun plural fish or fishes

  • 1 countable (Zoology) like a fish out of water (in unusual situation)
    como gallina en corral ajeno [colloquial]
    como sapo de otro pozo (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    there are plenty more fish in the sea
    hay mucho más donde elegir
    to be a big fish in a little pond
    ser un pez gordo (en un lugar pequeño)
    to be a little fish in a big pond (British English)
    ser uno de tantos
    to cry stinking fish (British English)
    echar tierra a or sobre algo
    to drink like a fish
    beber como un cosaco [colloquial]
    chupar como una esponja [colloquial]
    to have other fish to fry
    tener cosas mejores or más importantes que hacer
    to swim like a fish
    nadar como un pez
    (before noun) fish market
    mercado (masculine) de pescado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 uncountable (Cookery) white/smoked fish
    pescado (masculine) blanco/ahumado
    wet fish (British English) fish and chips (esp (British English) )
    pescado (masculine) frito con papas or (Spain) patatas fritas
    neither fish, flesh, nor fowl
    ni chicha ni limonada or limoná [colloquial]
    (before noun) (soup/knife/course)
    de pescado
    Example 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.
  • 3 (person) [colloquial]he's a queer o odd fish
    es un tipo raro
    he's rather a cold fish
    es un tipo seco
    that poor fish (American English)
    aquel pobre infeliz
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1 to go fishing
    ir de pesca
    ir a pescar
    to fish for something
    pescar algo
  • 2 (try to obtain)to fish for something
    (for compliments/information)
    andar a la caza de algo
    Example 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.
  • 3 (search) to fish (around) in one's pockets/bag
    rebuscar en los bolsillos/la bolsa
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1
    (cod/mackerel)
    pescar
    this river is good for fishing salmon
    este es un buen río para la pesca del salmón
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    (river/lake)
    pescar en
    Example 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.

Phrasal verbs

fish out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
to fish something out of something
sacar algo de algo
she fished a mirror out of the drawer
sacó un espejo del cajón

fish up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
I wonder where she fished it up
¡de dónde lo habrá sacado!

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