Translation of butterfly in Spanish:
noun plural -flies
- 1 countable (Zoology)Example sentences
- The Peaks are also a stronghold for the striking green hairstreak butterfly and the emperor moth, which feeds on heather.
- In the windows passers-by will see a plethora of wildlife, including butterflies, insects and moths, which have lived in the building at one point in its history.
- This is a bacteria that is only harmful to Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths.
- 2 countable (person)(persona que no sienta cabeza)Example sentences
- Are you kind of a social butterfly, do you think?
- I not a social butterfly per se, but I like to go out.
- I always had friends, but I was never a social butterfly.
- 3 uncountable (swimming stroke) to do the butterflynadar (estilo) mariposa
nadar a mariposa (Spain)
nadar de mariposa (Mexico)Example sentences
- Her only weak stroke was the butterfly, and this stood in the way of her improving in the IM events.
- She is also the only woman to have won golds in three different strokes - freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.
- Performing drills that focus on breathing, timing and acceleration can help a swimmer grasp the finer points of swimming butterfly.
- 4also: butterflies plural(nervous feeling)nervios (masculine plural)my butterflies disappear as soon as I get on stagelos nervios se me pasan en cuanto subo al escenarioto get/have butterflies (in one's stomach)ponerse/estar nerviosoExample sentences
- Nervous butterflies fluttered in her stomach every time a messenger or lower official left Orwell's tent for fear that it might be Smith.
- Marie shook her head; trying to ward off the butterflies fluttering nervously about in her stomach.
- I'm not yet a good driver, nor a completely confident one but at least the idea of doing it no longer sets butterflies fluttering in my stomach.
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