Translation of fish in Spanish:

fish

pez, n.

Pronunciation /fɪʃ//fɪʃ/

plural noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    pez masculine
    to be a little fish in a big pond ser uno de tantos
    • to swim like a fish nadar como un pez
    • before noun fish market mercado de pescado
    • It seems that they don't know that the first vertebrates were fish.
    • Comparable studies of fishes and other aquatic vertebrates are scarce, despite a wealth of neontological data.
    • They feed on small bony fishes, snails, worms, shrimps, clams, abalone, and crabs.
    • All decapod crustaceans and fishes were identified and enumerated, a representative subsample was measured and then all animals were returned to the system.
    • Discussions of pectoral fin swimming in fishes have largely focused on the benefits of the fins during hovering, slow swimming and maneuvering.
    • Snakes employ shivering thermogenesis, which acts to warm their eggs, amphipods actively ventilate the brood pouch, and fishes fan to increase water circulation.
    • Cindy began naming all the fish and those that were her favorites.
    • Included among these vertebrates are sharks, bony fishes, amphibians, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.
    • Several other species of marine fishes spawn on beaches, although actual emergence of adults from water is rare.
    • Among vertebrate classes, fishes exhibit by far the greatest variability in competitive and cooperative behaviors in male reproduction.
    • Many other Queensland creatures - including various species of fishes and mollusks - hold the distinction of being the most venomous of their kind.
    • One species of bacterium sickens cattle, for example, while another attacks frogs, fishes, and other cold-blooded animals.
    • Reefs of brilliantly coloured corals and sponges provide shelter for fish, Crustacea, and other animals.
    • A man feels wet when he falls into water, because man is not a water animal: a fish would not feel wet.
    • Bald eagles feed primarily on marine mammals and fish and would not be a threat to the foxes.
    • Juvenile rockfish that reside in kelp beds are often eaten by many fishes and other marine animals.
    • The fish and shellfish in the waters around our coast and inland are the finest in the world, and it's no wonder that everyone else in mainland Europe wants rights to them.
    • E. americanus is a predator that as an adult feeds on large insect larvae, crayfishes and other fishes.
    • Rays and skates primarily feed on molluscs, crustaceans, worms and occasionally smaller fishes.
    • The diet of Nile perch consists of fishes, insects, crustacea and mollusks.
  • 2

    Cooking
    pescado masculine
    (course/soup/knife) (before noun) de pescado
    white/smoked fish pescado blanco/ahumado masculine
    • wet fish pescado fresco
    • fish and chips pescado frito con patatas fritas
    • Baking is a great method to cook fish, allowing the flesh to cook evenly and stay moist.
    • Consumption of fresh foods - meat, fish and fruit - is above average.
    • The vitamin is found naturally in foods like fish, milk, eggs and meat, and is also usually included in fortified cereals.
    • Its central ingredients are seasonal produce, whole-grain foods, fish and lean meats.
    • Add a layer of tomatoes, some capers and some fish, add gelatine preparation and put in the fridge for 10 min.
    • I have mentioned this numerous times here, but he doesn't eat fish or seafood.
    • If drinking was to continue after the cooked food had been exhausted, dried meat and fish were served.
    • You are, however, allowed to eat as much red meat, poultry, fish and fatty foods, like heavy cream, as you want.
    • You can experiment with all kinds of sausage, vegetables, cheese dishes, fish and meat.
    • Typical meals for urban residents consist of fruits and vegetables, meat or fish, bread, and rice.
    • George is now on a special dried food made of oily fish and tapioca, with occasional chicken or turkey as a treat.
    • The diet advocates that concentrated carbohydrates like bread and concentrated protein foods like meat and fish should never be eaten at the same time.
    • To prevent foodborne infection, your child also shouldn't eat raw fish, seafood, meat, or uncooked eggs.
    • The flesh of these fish is reddish and has a reputation for being indigestible.
    • Creatine is something that the body either produces naturally or obtains directly from foods such as fish and meat.
    • Danish food includes a wide variety of fish, meat, bread, cheese, and crispbreads.
    • It's equally gluggable as an aperitif or with fish and white meat dishes.
    • For a true taste of Croatian Adriatic cuisine seek out the tiny tavernas where you can eat superb local fish and sea food.
    • It's better to stick to lean cuts of red meat, white meat or fish.
    • Cholesterol is made by the liver and also supplied through such foods as meat, fish and dairy products.
  • 3informal

    (person)
    that poor fish aquel pobre infeliz
    • This time he's playing a much more sympathetic character, but he's still a cold fish.
    • In essence, she's calling her an aloof, cold fish - hardly the most enthusiastic endorsement.
    • Perhaps every writer of fiction suspects himself or herself to be a cold fish at heart, a mere spectator of other people's joys and passions.
    • She has a tendency to use quite clinical language - which masks deep emotions, but can make her look a bit of a cold fish on the page.
    • She seems too sensitive to survive this earth and her cold fish of a husband, and indeed she doesn't.
    • Brand himself is a cold fish and a nervous character, who conceives a murderous hatred for his junior officer.
    • If it was all the same guy I shall have to regard him as rather an odd fish.
    • The husband is a convert, obsessed by apologetics, church history, and doctrine - something of a pious cold fish.
    • So what if he had a reputation as a rather cold fish?
    • Mack, for such a cold fish, is enthralling, partly because of the shimmer of uncertainty about what is true and what is not.
    • She's a perfectionist and is analytical about her performances but seems afraid of being perceived as a cold fish.
    • It has also been argued that Robert is just a cold fish and/or that his friends' marital squabbles have scared him off.
    • It is also important, for your purposes, whether she's a cold fish or just madder than hell at you.
    • Their attempt to soften the electorate's impression of her as a scientific cold fish is one of the few amusing spectacles in a grim political landscape.
    • I was silent; was it any wonder I was, as Adam termed it, a cold fish?
    • And since Kail had many women chasing after him, why would he waste his time on a cold fish?
    • Some of this support surely comes from some of the same people who'd considered him something of a cold fish.
    • Wayne fought to find the words he would need to say to try and strike up a conversation with the normally cold fish of a boy he had for a friend whom he had only known for just over a day.
    • He is too much of a cold fish to capture our hearts and often seems more sullen than smouldering.
    • If German pianists have a reputation for being cold fish, this reputation is belied by playing such as this.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    pescar
    to go fishing ir a pescar
    • to fish for sth andar a la caza de algo
  • 2

    (try to obtain)
    to fish for sth andar a la caza de algo
    • Every one was helpful and eager to practice their English, proud of their country, if not their politicians, always fishing for compliments.
    • The first time I got naked with this guy I was dating, I went fishing for compliments and made a comment about a totally insignificant part of my body.
    • ‘I always knew that,’ I said, since it seemed like the response she was fishing for.
    • Though they tried to appear sympathetic to the cases of detention, the CID was evidently fishing for information to discredit the articles.
    • An important skill in cold reading is the ability to get information without obviously fishing for it.
    • You don't bother to say that you aren't fishing for compliments, that you really do mean it.
    • Did he really know, or was he fishing for information?
    • I was going to ask him what he'd liked best, but though it would probably look like I was fishing for compliments, so let it drop.
    • She was fishing for information, and Elise immediately recognized it, wisely keeping her mouth shut.
    • Choosing to ignore the question - I didn't want to start fishing for compliments - I kept walking along.
    • Personally, if I have time, I like to fish for as much information as possible.
    • I fished for an adequate response.
    • As he tried to do with reporters, he was always fishing for information.
    • Joss, meanwhile, is just blatantly fishing for compliments.
    • During lunch she kept fishing for compliments, which I gave her.
    • There was silence for a moment; she obviously was fishing for a response.
    • When she wasn't fishing for compliments she was sitting in front of one of the televisions and indulging in a rather large glass of sherry.
    • I'm not fishing for compliments or anything, but two people have recently asked me when I'll post another story.
    • He says he's not a singer and is going to quit the show, clearly fishing for compliments.
    • All the same, investors will keep fishing for information.
  • 3

    (search)
    rebuscar
    to fish (around) in one's pockets/bag rebuscar en los bolsillos/la bolsa
    • The Irishman reached back and fished out the folder, placing it on his lap as he deposited the coffee mug in its place.
    • He reached inside his pocket, fished out another cigarette and lit it.
    • He pulled on his jacket and fished the keys out of his pocket.
    • He reached into his pocket and fished out his wallet to pay Collin.
    • She grabbed her bag, fished out her wallet, and pulled out a credit card.
    • In response, I fished for my tiny silver cell phone and flipped it open.
    • Dejectedly, everyone fished out their keys and laid them silently in front of the headmaster.
    • Leaping over the king size bed, Roy fished the grenade out of his jacket and pulled the pin, holding the timing clip down.
    • She watched as Lily broke eggs into a bowl and fished out pieces of shell with her fingers.
    • Jules took the hint and fished out a crumpled ten-euro note from her purse.
    • Carly rummaged around in the cooler, and fished out a six-pack of soda.
    • I fished out a ten dollar bill and handed it to her, grabbing my bag and following her to the cash register.
    • She fished out four quarters from her purse and handed in to the girl.
    • Finally, I reached into the compartment of the case, and fished out a reed.
    • After a short spell of silence, I reached back into the van and fished out a bulky wooden box covered in black and white square.
    • She pulled out a little notepad from her pocket and fished out a pen.
    • He had fished out a fifty dollar bill, plus four quarters, one dime, and a nickel.
    • Then he reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet, fishing a business card out of it.
    • He pulled out his wallet and fished out a five-dollar bill for his tab.
    • Nicole put her hand in her plaid skirt and fished out a set of keys.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (mackerel/cod) pescar
    this river is good for fishing salmon este es un buen río para la pesca del salmón
    • Fish of this size have been caught by anglers targeting the chub and also by anglers fishing for the sea trout.
    • I thought this was very strange as we had never gone fishing before or done anything together that involved being outdoors.
    • We've gone fishing and played basketball with some of the other fellows home on leave and not once over these last two weeks have we talked about the ship.
    • The missing man is believed to have gone fishing alone early on Thursday morning.
    • No matter what the size of the reel it is always a good idea to give the line a stretch before fishing.
    • The effect of byelaw 5 is to impose a regime of mandatory catch and release for salmon fished with rod and line in the early part of the season, up to 16 June.
    • There is no benefit from hanging an entire shrimp off a hook when fishing for coastal panfish.
    • If you're fishing for the first two species, why not try fishing with fly gear or lures.
    • I am an avid fisherman and have been fishing for salmon all my life: I am now 53.
    • He and his girlfriend, Carolina, had gone fishing for the summer, and had turned their cellphone off.
    • Picking it up her mind wandered to when her won father had gone fishing with her and her brother.
    • In many northeastem waters, rainbow smelt is taken by dip netters during their spawning runs and is commonly used for bait by anglers fishing for trout and salmon.
    • It was originally thought the gnomes, four old men with fishing rods, may have gone fishing but it now appears that there may be something fishy about their disappearance.
    • At uni, I tried my hand at fishing for trout and caught nothing all day except a barrel of derision when I slipped and fell into a river.
    • Apparently the two had gone fishing while she was gone.
    • Under normal circumstances you would've fixed them on the spot, then gone fishing with him.
    • Local fishermen fishing for the local market are not depleting the stocks.
    • The three pound line is necessary as I am fishing for very big roach in fast flowing water.
    • We'd gone fishing over in Canada a few weeks ago.
    • For the local fishermen, however, fishing for the snappers is a way of life.
  • 2

    (lake/river) pescar en
    • A friend of mine who fishes a very easy water has in the past few weeks landed 98 carp.
    • Fly fishers in the salt water environment need something entirely different to their freshwater counterpart on the chalk stream, as does the angler who fishes big reservoirs.
    • If you are found to be fishing club waters without a current paid up member-ship you are not insured and maybe asked to leave or could face action from the club.
    • Maybe because these waters haven't been fished by people too much.
    • You're fishing new water each day, and you get into areas that the big yachts can't reach.
    • The answer of course is that these waters are lucrative and these countries have fished their own waters to the levels where they have insufficient stocks.
    • Mr Murray, who regularly fishes this stretch of water, added: ‘Our hard work helped to reduce the impact on the canal and to restore it to its former quality.’
    • Next week I return to England and look at a water that had not been fished for 20 years and was full of massive tench.
    • A stone's throw from a mosaic pike, two lads fished the muddy waters.
    • He spent several months fishing Belizean waters, but never was able to come ashore.
    • Through a gap in the branches, only the most meagre stretch of water could be fished before the fly dragged hopelessly across the surface.
    • Other stories come from ‘the time before this time,’ when the Hinchinbrook waters were fished differently.
    • Now, the final nail in the coffin, drastic cuts in the number of days our few remaining fishermen are allowed to fish our own waters.
    • Jack fished some fast water just upstream of Redscar wood known as Duck Island.
    • The people of India have always lived along the coast, and have always fished the waters.