There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly1

Pronunciation: /flaɪ/

n (pl flies)

  • 1 1.1 (insect) mosca (f) he/she wouldn't hurt a fly es incapaz de matar una mosca the fly in the ointment el único problema, la única pega (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] 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
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    • Almost 40 years ago Ed Lewis discovered a remarkable fly that differs from an ordinary fly by one extra pair of wings.
    • There were also winged salamanders feasting on flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
    • A single fly was placed on the platform, and placidly stayed there, motionless, until the test stimulus was presented.
    1.2 (in angling) mosca (f) (before n) fly fisherman pescador (m) con mosca fly fishing pesca (f) con mosca
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    • There seems to be a culture that now associates using artificial lures and flies with the need to conserve our stocks for the future.
    • Take the advice of local anglers for choice of flies and small popping plugs.
    • Unlike in trout fishing, where an artificial fly is used, anglers hunting pike tend to go for bait such as small fish.
  • 2fly (ball) (in baseball) (AmE) globo (m), fly (m) on the fly (AmE) (hurriedly) a las carreras (lit: without bouncing) por el aire
  • 3 (on trousers) (often pl in BrE) bragueta (f), marrueco (m) (Chi) your fly is o (BrE also) flies are undone llevas la bragueta abierta or desabrochada, tienes el marrueco abierto or desabrochado (Chi)
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    • 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.
  • 4 (on tent) 4.1 (flap) puerta (f) 4.2fly (sheet) toldo (m) impermeable (de tienda de campaña)
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    • 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.
  • 5
    (flies pl)
    [Theat] bambalinas (fpl)
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    • 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

vi (3rd pers sing pres flies pres p, flying past, flew past p, 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
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    • What was also surprising was the number of insects still flying and giving the birds a good meal.
    • In rainy periods, when few insects are flying, the birds switch to ground feeding.
    • She walked past neat gardens and tidy houses, watching small birds bath in bird baths, insects fly around flowers and people inside their air conditioned houses.
    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? (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] una idea buena pero ¿funcionará? to be flying high estar* volando alto to fly blind ir* a ciegas [Aviat] volar* guiándose por los instrumentos
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    • He said his father was also training Peruvian pilots to fly combat missions.
    • It was the first time since the Vietnam War that Royal Australian Air Force aircraft have flown close air support missions in support of Australian ground troops in a war zone.
    • He was a skilled pilot who had flown combat missions with the Royal Naval Air Service in World War I.
    1.3 (float in air) [flag] ondear, flamear with her hair/coat flying in the wind con el pelo/abrigo ondeando al viento
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    • Shaking his head back and forth his hair flew everywhere, hand waving at the side of his head as if he smelled something bad.
    • Her hair was blowing freely in the wind and her cloak flew behind her, she felt so free when riding like nothing could touch her and she could do as she pleased.
    • We've all seen the image of the person on the motorcycle with her hair flying behind her in the wind.
  • 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 [familiar/colloquial] and then the feathers really began to fly y entonces sí que se armó la gorda or la de San Quintín [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Shards of plastic and even wheels had been sent flying across the street into gardens and hedges.
    • Punches were thrown, chairs sent flying, a woman pushed to the floor and spectators in the packed arena sent running for cover, according to reports from the scene.
    • It was a breezy southwesterly gale which caused overflowing dustbins to be sent flying through the masses.
    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!
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    • Another weekend has flown past and Easter is looming up pretty fast again this year.
    • Our five days in Germany's capital city flew along quickly even though the first week of January is more like an extended siesta period for Germans.
    • Those long winters on Lewis must have just flown by.
    2.5 (flee) [archaic/arcaico] escapar, huir* fly, fly, my lord! ¡escapad, escapad mi señor! [arcaico/archaic]
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    • it was to the English he must have flown for protection, and to them he would naturally have communicated his fears.
    • Yet you did not fly from me, nor did I fly from you: we are innocent towards one another in our unfaithfulness.
    • These people know of my crime; perhaps they will not fly from me, and will only kill me.
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    • He was compelled to fly the realm for having murdered a woman with child.
    • Protestants, wherever they could obtain shipping, hasted to fly the country.
    • This is no time for thanks, Mr. Peters, unless it is to the Lord; you must fly the country, and that at once!
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    • My fingers were flying over the keyboard, making words and sentences and thoughts.
    • I can go into a state of zen-like calm and concentration, while my fingers fly across the keyboard.
    • The horse flew smoothly along the ground, her muscles moving in perfect synchronization with each other.
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    • We too must fly, so stride briskly over the bridge to Boat Of Garten, from where a steam railway plies its way across the moor to Aviemore, giving another magnificent aspect of the mountains.
    • And they've just put out the second call for our flight, so I must fly…
    • ‘Thank you.’ Claudia stood up. ‘I have to fly! We must get together for dinner soon!’
  • 3
    (past & past p flied)
    (in baseball) lanzar* un globo or un fly
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    • With Wakefield up in the pen yet again as Francona burned through his options, Curt Leskanic came in and got Williams to fly to center to end the inning.
    • He was in the outfield when Houston pitcher Bill Greason flew to left.
    • The deciding run, in the fourth inning, came as Crabtree tripled after Longacre fell trying to make the catch and Kurowski flew to right.

vt (3rd pers sing pres flies pres p, flying past, flew past p, flown)

  • 1 1.1 (control) [plane/glider/balloon] pilotar; [kite] hacer* volar or encumbrar (Andes) , remontar (RPl) 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
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    • They are sending a transport aircraft to fly relief to Grand Bahama.
    • The injured boy was flown by helicopter to hospital, where he was treated for multiple bites to the arms and legs.
    • Two other US soldiers were injured and were flown by helicopter back to a field hospital in the capital where they were in a ‘stable’ condition last night.
    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
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    • When an airplane is flying, it has a good deal of forward speed and airflow over all of its surfaces.
    • In addition, the newer aircraft can fly higher and have a greater range than the older planes.
    • After nearly nine months of work, he said that it was very pleasing to see the aircraft flying once again.
    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
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    • The aircraft is flown by two flight crew with between six and ten mission crew.
    • This reduced the amount of control forces and the frequency of control movements required to fly the aircraft.
    • The nearest aircraft was regularly flown by Flight Lieutenant Bill Newton.
  • 2 [flag] izar*, enarbolar the ship was flying the Panamanian flag el barco llevaba bandera panameña or pabellón panameño
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    • The flag was flying on the flagpole, meaning that Her Majesty was at home.
    • No one partied harder than the people of Bolton, with flags flying patriotically from flagpoles and bunting between the houses.
    • The flag flew from every public building, from every municipal flagpole, and from every structure of consequence in the land.

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jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly3

adj

  • 1.1 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], (stylish, fashionable) en la onda [familiar/colloquial], enrollado (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]; [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.
    1.2 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], (crafty) vivo [familiar/colloquial], espabilado

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.