There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly1

Pronunciation: /flaɪ/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (3rd person singular present of/tercera persona del presente de flies present participle/participio presente, flying past tense of/pasado de, flew past participle of/participio pasado de, flown)

  • 1 1.1 [bird/bee] volar* to fly away/in/out irse*/entrar/salir* volando the bird flew out of its cage el pájaro se escapó (volando) de la jaula 1.2 [plane/pilot] volar*; [passenger] ir* en avión we are flying at 8,000m volamos a 8.000m we'll be flying over Rome volaremos sobre or sobrevolaremos Roma she's learning to fly está aprendiendo a volar or a pilotar aviones I'm going to Boston — are you flying? me voy a Boston — ¿vas en avión? to fly in llegar* ([ en avión ]) the ambassador is flying in tomorrow el embajador llegará mañana we will be flying into Orly aterrizaremos en Orly to fly out salir* ([ en avión ]) he flew (out) from London this morning salió de Londres en avión esta mañana we fly on to Denver tomorrow mañana volamos a or salimos en avión para Denver the jets flew past in formation los jets pasaron volando en formación a nice concept, but will it fly? (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] una idea buena pero ¿funcionará? to be flying high estar* volando alto to fly blind ir* a ciegas [Aviation/Aviación] volar* guiándose por los instrumentos 1.3 (float in air) [flag] ondear, flamear with her hair/coat flying in the wind con el pelo/abrigo ondeando al viento
  • 2 2.1 (rush) [person] correr, ir* ( or salir* etc) volando they went flying around the corner/up the steps doblaron la esquina/subieron las escaleras volando I must fly! [colloquial/familiar] ¡tengo que salir or irme volando! to fly to sb's rescue/side correr en auxilio/al lado de algn 2.2to fly at sb lanzarse* sobre algn the dog flew at the intruder's throat el perro se tiró or se lanzó al cuello del intruso to fly into a temper o rage ponerse* hecho una furia or un basilisco, montar en cólera 2.3 (move, be thrown) volar* papers were flying in the wind había papeles volando por el aire my hat flew off se me voló el sombrero the ball/stone flew past me la pelota/piedra pasó volando por mi lado the window flew open la ventana se abrió de golpe the car flew up into the air el coche saltó por los aires insults flew between them se lanzaron una sarta de insultos I tripped and went flying tropecé y salí volando or disparado it sent the poor cyclist flying el pobre ciclista salió disparado por los aires to let fly at sb emprenderla or arremeter contra algn he grabbed a bottle and let fly at her agarró una botella y arremetió or la emprendió contra ella he let fly with a stream of abuse soltó una sarta de insultos to make the feathers o fur o sparks fly armar un gran lío [colloquial/familiar] and then the feathers really began to fly y entonces sí que se armó la gorda or la de San Quintín [colloquial/familiar] 2.4 (pass quickly) [time] pasar volando, volar* the days/weeks have just flown (by) los días/las semanas han pasado volando how time flies! ¡cómo pasa el tiempo!, ¡el tiempo vuela or pasa volando! 2.5 (flee) [archaic] escapar, huir* fly, fly, my lord! ¡escapad, escapad mi señor! [arcaico]
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    (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado flied)
    (in baseball) lanzar* un globo or un fly

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (3rd person singular present of/tercera persona del presente de flies present participle/participio presente, flying past tense of/pasado de, flew past participle of/participio pasado de, flown)

  • 1 1.1 (control) [plane/glider/balloon] pilotar; [kite] hacer* volar or encumbrar (Andes) , remontar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) 1.2 (carry) [cargo] transportar ([ en avión ]) he was flown to Dallas in a private jet lo llevaron a Dallas en avión privado the wounded were flown out by helicopter los heridos fueron evacuados en helicóptero they had the equipment flown in les mandaron el equipo por avión 1.3 (travel over) [distance] recorrer ([ en avión ]) they fly this route daily tienen vuelos diarios en esta ruta Blériot was the first man to fly the Channel Blériot fue el primer piloto que cruzó el canal de la Mancha en avión 1.4 (travel by) [airline] volar* con 1.5 (operate, use) we fly 737s on that route esa ruta la cubren aviones 737 some businessmen fly private aircraft algunos hombres de negocios vuelan en avión privado
  • 2 [flag] izar*, enarbolar the ship was flying the Panamanian flag el barco llevaba bandera panameña or pabellón panameño

noun/nombre (plural flies)

  • 1 (on trousers) (often pl in BrE) bragueta (feminine), marrueco (masculine) (Chile) your fly is o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) flies are undone llevas la bragueta abierta or desabrochada, tienes el marrueco abierto or desabrochado (Chile)
    More example sentences
    • Interesting alternatives are Velcro straps or, if the shorts fit perfectly, stylish button flies.
    • Imagine my reaction then as I stumble out of the cupboard buttoning up the flies on my jeans and two secretaries are walking past.
    • We make boxers with fake flies, no flies, and button flies.
  • 2 (on tent) 2.1 (flap) puerta (feminine) 2.2fly (sheet) toldo (masculine) impermeable ([ de tienda de campaña ])
    More example sentences
    • We use our ice axes to stake down the fly, but it flaps as violently as a trapped bird.
    • I do not like how far I have to reach from the inside of the tent to the zip on the fly.
    • After the exterior of the tent's fly dries, remove it and drape it over a bush or tree limb with the interior exposed.
  • 3fly (ball) (in baseball) (American English/inglés norteamericano) globo (masculine), fly (masculine) on the fly (American English/inglés norteamericano) (hurriedly) a las carreras (lit: without bouncing) por el aire
  • 4
    (flies plural)
    [Theater/Teatro] bambalinas (feminine plural)
    More example sentences
    • The rest, even while the scenery keeps rising from the floor or descending from the flies, remains unremittingly flat.
    • Also all sorts of bolts of cloth unrolled this way and that or unfurling from the flies, sometimes covering the entire cast, though not for long enough.
    • Suspended from the flies or moving in slow motion, she was a spiritual warrior and her chalked, nude body was her testing ground.

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There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly2

Pronunciation: /flaɪ/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (insect) mosca (feminine) he/she wouldn't hurt a fly es incapaz de matar una mosca the fly in the ointment el único problema, la única pega (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] there are no flies on her/him no tiene un pelo de tonta/tonto to be a fly on the wall I'd like to have been a fly on the wall when he told her me habría gustado estar allí or ver su reacción cuando se lo dijo to die/drop like flies morir*/caer* como moscas
  • 2 (in angling) mosca (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) fly fisherman pescador (masculine) con mosca

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There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly3

Pronunciation: /flaɪ/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (stylish, fashionable) en la onda [colloquial/familiar], enrollado (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]; [clothes] a la moda, moderno
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    • Never in the history of nannies has there been a more fly nanny than Julie Andrews.
    • I'm too fly to admit anything to youse guys.
    • This sort of manoeuvre must have been what one shadow cabinet colleague had in mind when he privately described the politician as ‘an extremely fly operator’.
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    • If your neighbor's got a fly crib or a pimped-out set of wheels, that's their business, not yours.
    • I was looking for the fly stuff, and I don't mean fishing gear.
    • Babs wants to know if her romance with the fly guy she met last year is for keeps.

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