There are 2 translations of fish in Spanish:

fish1

Pronunciation: /fɪʃ/

n (pl fish or, fishes)

  • 1.1 c [Zool] pez (m) like a fish out of water (in unusual situation) como gallina en corral ajeno [familiar/colloquial], como sapo de otro pozo (RPl) [familiar/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 (BrE) ser* uno de tantos to cry stinking fish (BrE) echar tierra a or sobre algo to drink like a fish beber como un cosaco [familiar/colloquial], chupar como una esponja [familiar/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 n) fish market mercado (m) de pescado fish pond estanque (m) fish tank (in home) pecera (f) (rectangular) (in aquarium) acuario (m)
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    • 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.
    1.2 u [Culin] pescado (m) white/smoked fish pescado (m) blanco/ahumado wet fish (BrE) pescado (m) fresco fish and chips (esp BrE) pescado (m) frito con papas or (Esp) patatas fritas neither fish, flesh, nor fowl ni chicha ni limonada or limoná [familiar/colloquial] (before n) [soup/knife/course] de pescado fish kettle besuguera (f), cacerola (f) (de forma alargada para cocer el pescado entero)
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    • 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.
    1.3 (person) [colloquial/familiar] he's a queer o odd fish es un tipo raro he's rather a cold fish es un tipo seco that poor fish (AmE) aquel pobre infeliz
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    • 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.

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of fish in Spanish:

fish2

vi

  • 1.1 pescar* to go fishing ir* de pesca, ir* a pescar to fish for sth pescar* algo 1.2 (try to obtain) to fish for sth [for compliments/information] andar* a la caza de algo
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    • 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.
    1.3 (search) rebuscar* to fish (around) in one's pockets/bag rebuscar* en los bolsillos/la bolsa
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    • 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.

vt

  • 1.1 [cod/mackerel] pescar* this river is good for fishing salmon este es un buen río para la pesca del salmón 1.2 [river/lake] pescar* en
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

fish out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
sacar* to fish sth out of sth sacar* algo de algo she fished a mirror out of the drawer sacó un espejo del cajón

fish up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
I wonder where she fished it up ¡de dónde lo habrá sacado!

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m
offside …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.