- 1 [pájaro/avión] to fly volaremos a una altura de 10.000 metros we shall be cruising at an altitude of 10,000 meters no me gusta volar, prefiero el tren I don't like flying, I prefer to go by train
- 2 2.1 [tiempo] to fly ¡cómo vuela el tiempo! doesn't time fly! estos dos años han volado these two years have flown by o have flown past o have gone by very fast las malas noticias vuelan bad news travels fast 2.2(volando ger)[comer/cambiarse] in a rush, in a hurry tengo que irme volando I have to rush off las vacaciones se me han pasado volando the holidays have flown o [colloquial/familiar] whizzed past las entradas se acaban volando the tickets sell out very quickly o in no time at all tuve que comer volando I had to eat in a rush o to bolt my food volando pica (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] he's/she's a quick worker! [colloquial/familiar] 2.3(volando ger)(Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (inestable) unsteady; (sin resolver, sin definir) up in the air está volando y se va a caer it isn't steady o it's unsteady and it's going to fall el asunto de la casa está volando the matter of the house is still up in the air o is still undecided
- 3 3.1 (con el viento) volaron todos los papeles my papers blew all over the place, the wind blew my papers all over the place el sombrero voló his hat blew off/away 3.2 [familiar/colloquial] (desaparecer) to vanish, disappear los bombones en seguida volaron the chocolates vanished o disappeared in no time hoy día el sueldo vuela nowadays my salary seems to disappear o go in no time 3.3 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] a volar, niños, a volar OK you kids, go away o get out of here a volar con tus ideas raras you and your weird ideas, get out of here! [colloquial/familiar] toma el dinero y a volar take the money and run mandar a volar a algn (Méx) to kick sb out [colloquial/familiar] 3.4 (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (evaporarse) to evaporate
- 2 (Méx, Ven) [familiar/colloquial], (robar) to swipe [colloquial/familiar], to nick (BrE) [colloquial/familiar]
volarse v pron
- 1 (Col) [familiar/colloquial], [preso] to escape; [alumno] to play hooky [esp AmE], [colloquial/familiar], , to skive off (school) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] el marido se voló con otra her husband ran away o ran off with another woman
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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.