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 1.2 (in angling) mosca (f) (before n) fly fisherman pescador (m) con mosca fly fishing pesca (f) con mosca
  • 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)
  • 4 (on tent) 4.1 (flap) puerta (f) 4.2fly (sheet) toldo (m) impermeable (de tienda de campaña)
  • 5
    (flies pl)
    [Theat] bambalinas (fpl)

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly2

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

vi

  • 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? (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 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 [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] 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/arcaico] escapar, huir* fly, fly, my lord! ¡escapad, escapad mi señor! [arcaico/archaic]
  • 3
    (past & past p flied)
    (in baseball) lanzar* un globo or un fly

vt

  • 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 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

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 3 translations of fly in Spanish:

fly3

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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.