There are 3 main translations of fly in Spanish

: fly1fly2fly3


volar, v.

Pronunciation: /flʌɪ//flaɪ/

intransitive verb

  • 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
      • Early this year, flowers bloomed ahead of time in spring and migrant birds flew back to the north earlier than usual.
      • His eyes wandered slightly towards the windows, seeing several birds fly off into the distance.
      • The sun was shining too, and birds and butterflies were flying about.
      • It interests me for a few seconds until I realise that it is not music but the sound of a billion insects flying down from the mountain.
      • What was also surprising was the number of insects still flying and giving the birds a good meal.
      • She was sure he hit one bird because there was a flurry of feathers and a bird flew away.
      • If the butterfly can fly free with its wings of iridescent color, gardeners should be allowed to do the same.
      • Lynx got up and went to the window, and barely saw a black bird flying off into the distance.
      • He said the company does have occasional problems with birds flying into power cables but this area was not considered at high risk and no other similar incidents have been reported over the past year.
      • While a person may hop on one foot, it is difficult to envision a bird flying with only one wing.
      • He believes a bird flying over the garden could have dropped a sunflower seed which has now transformed into the large plant.
      • The birds flew from their nests in the trees and insects stopped their chirping.
      • North of Fairwater, a few geese fly in the distance.
      • 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.
      • A gaggle of quibblers complain that chickens do fly, albeit short distances.
      • The raptor folds its wings, brings its talons forward, and careens toward the outstretched wings of an unsuspecting bird flying below.
      • A moth flies by, wings beating slowly as though it were a bird; then a woman, barefoot in a long gown, appears to swim upward in defiance of gravity.
      • I was woken up this morning at half past five by quite the most enormous bumble bee flying around the bedroom.
      • In rainy periods, when few insects are flying, the birds switch to ground feeding.
      • Dozens of the dainty white gulls danced over the water, and I saw a Bald Eagle flying in the distance.

    • 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 / sobrevolaremos Roma
      • she's learning to fly está aprendiendo a volar / 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 / salimos en avión para Denver
      • the jets flew past in formation los jets pasaron volando en formación
      • a nice concept, but will it fly? una idea buena pero ¿funcionará?
      • to be flying high estar volando alto
      • to fly blind volar guiándose por los instrumentos
      • Then after that we saw 7 airplanes flying around in the sky.
      • Air Force jets and police helicopters continued to fly overhead at regular intervals, yet at street level all was unusually quiet.
      • After nearly nine months of work, he said that it was very pleasing to see the aircraft flying once again.
      • If anyone stuck in their car looked up, they could see airplanes flying low as they took off from the airport.
      • The aircraft flies at altitudes high enough that there is no acoustic footprint.
      • Massive concrete walls and a thick concrete roof would ensure that recording sessions would be unaffected even by the noise of a helicopter flying overhead.
      • Several eyewitnesses reported observing the airplane flying over the city prior to the accident.
      • The airplane flew reasonably well despite the temporarily deformed airfoil.
      • As the aircraft flew over his house, the engine started to cut out and was sputtering.
      • Unbeknown to the pilot, the altimeter had been damaged and the aircraft was flying very low.
      • When an airplane is flying, it has a good deal of forward speed and airflow over all of its surfaces.
      • Two helicopters carrying cameras will fly overhead looking down over the stadium and Cardiff city
      • One aircraft flying from Heathrow to Geneva had to divert into Lyon because bad weather meant it could not land.
      • Then the F - 16 fighter planes flew overhead, which is always impressive.
      • In addition, the newer aircraft can fly higher and have a greater range than the older planes.
      • And apart from the noise of helicopters flying overhead, there was no indication, even from a couple of streets away, that there was any trouble.
      • The aircraft flew to New York and back twice between July 21 and the final takeoff on July 25.
      • Unfortunately, the fifth aircraft flew into a sand storm and crashed, killing the pilot and mechanic.
      • Planes burn less fuel at higher altitudes, so pilots often fly at higher altitudes on long flights.
      • They said they saw an aircraft flying at a high altitude just before the blast.

    • 1.3(float in air)

      (flag) ondear
      (flag) flamear
      with her hair/coat flying in the wind con el pelo/abrigo ondeando al viento
      • We've all seen the image of the person on the motorcycle with her hair flying behind her in the wind.
      • Her long golden brown and auburn hair flew behind her as the wind pushed it back.
      • On the Capitol flagpole, the Lone Star flies below the American flag, emblem of the few brief years when slaveholding Texas was its own republic.
      • She and Kristina went out into the square and ran around with their hair flying in the wind.
      • Hair flying in the wind, she urged her horse towards the high jump and sailed smoothly over the stacked logs.
      • The really nasty bikers are easy to spot; they are the ones with long hair flying briskly in the wind, riding really fast.
      • Shaking his head back and forth his hair flew everywhere, hand waving at the side of his head as if he smelled something bad.
      • My hair flew behind me, the wind whistling through each strand.
      • Her black hair flew in the wind and she enjoyed the sheer exhilaration of the ride.
      • Her hair flew haphazardly behind her as her horse raced against the wind.
      • 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.
      • She sighed dramatically, her silky black hair flying in the wind as she became increasingly frustrated.
      • Carried by the elements, the boat comes to life and we ride its bare back, salt spray in our faces, hair flying behind us, gasping with exhilaration.
      • Tears were forming in her bright blue eyes, her long blonde hair flying in the wind, while walking out to the parking lot.
      • The wind caressed my face and my hair flew like a cape behind me.
      • His brown hair flew wildly in the wind, and a smirk played upon his lips.
      • In that touching movie, the hero Tristan often rode a horse, his long hair flying in the wind.
      • The flag flew from every public building, from every municipal flagpole, and from every structure of consequence in the land.
      • My hair was flying in the wind with no absolute direction.
      • His eyes shone and his hair was flying wildly in the wind.
      • The reception was held in the Manor Court Hotel and the happy couple will reside at Rathnaskillogue where the Kilkenny and Waterford flags have been flying for some weeks.
      • The flag flew from the Post Office - at half mast for the death of any important person.
      • Her dishevelled hair flew wildly in the wind, framing a bewildered look.
      • A sight she looked, with her wind swept hair flying about her.
      • No one partied harder than the people of Bolton, with flags flying patriotically from flagpoles and bunting between the houses.
      • The flag was flying on the flagpole, meaning that Her Majesty was at home.

  • 2

    • 2.1(rush)

      (person) correr
      (person) ir volando
      they went flying around the corner/up the steps doblaron la esquina/subieron las escaleras volando
      • I must fly! ¡tengo que salir / irme volando!
      • to fly to sb's rescue/side correr en auxilio/al lado de algn
      • I flew recklessly quickly down the stairs, and ripped my front door open.
      • She felt her fingertips flying over the fret board.
      • Luke took Hailey's hand in his, and the two hastily flew down the stairs and out of the lighthouse.
      • The book, new to the market, is currently flying off the shelves.
      • She came flying out of the bathroom, hands fumbling to attach a backing to an earring.
      • He and I took one look at each other before flying down the stairs.
      • You'll be flying along, and you come around a corner and the weather's totally different from what you left.
      • 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.
      • I can go into a state of zen-like calm and concentration, while my fingers fly across the keyboard.
      • But she said that the traditional favourite costumes are still flying off the shelves.
      • Traffic flies along the A19 and too few motorists adjust to the speed restriction imposed at Thormanby.
      • My fingers were flying over the keyboard, making words and sentences and thoughts.
      • The tank then flew away at a blistering speed.
      • Well, I really must fly, darling. Congratulations on your engagement and I shall see you on Saturday night!
      • And they've just put out the second call for our flight, so I must fly…
      • The horse flew smoothly along the ground, her muscles moving in perfect synchronization with each other.
      • The postal pipe hugs the curb, rivulets of rain on it trembling every time a package flies along it.
      • ‘Thank you.’ Claudia stood up. ‘I have to fly! We must get together for dinner soon!’
      • ‘We get lorries and all sorts flying along, and people do not drive for the conditions of the road at all,’ she said.

    • 2.2

      to fly at sb lanzarse sobre algn
      • the dog flew at the intruder's throat el perro se tiró / se lanzó al cuello del intruso
      • to fly into a temper / rage montar en cólera

    • 2.3(move, be thrown)

      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 / disparado
      • it sent the poor cyclist flying el pobre ciclista salió disparado por los aires
      • to let fly at sb emprenderla / arremeter contra algn
      • he grabbed a bottle and let fly at her agarró una botella y arremetió / la emprendió contra ella
      • he let fly with a stream of abuse soltó una sarta de insultos
      • to make the feathers / fur / sparks fly armar un gran lío
      • and then the feathers really began to fly y entonces sí que se armó la gorda / la de San Quintín
      • It was a breezy southwesterly gale which caused overflowing dustbins to be sent flying through the masses.
      • He was sent flying across the room and slammed into the wall.
      • ‘Once they got out on to the streets there was so much debris flying around that you cannot tell what happened to everyone,’ she said.
      • In fact, the impact was so great she felt herself being sent flying through the air.
      • Bullets flew in my direction as I dodged behind the stall.
      • Thank goodness it's a passive recreation area, which means that no soccer balls will come flying into the chanting crowds as soccer in the park is prohibited.
      • Men and bikes were sent flying into the safety fence, but both managed to walk away.
      • The arrow flew straight to the mark and buried itself into the lion's chest.
      • I grunted angrily as we clashed swords, sparks flying off in every direction.
      • A log on the campfire near us cracked and collapsed, making sparks fly up into the air.
      • A little piece of a pickle came flying out of my mouth and attached itself to his shirt.
      • "I don't think so, " he said, spittle flying from his mouth.
      • The farther the ride went, the more speed it picked up and the more things started flying out of the car.
      • Shards of plastic and even wheels had been sent flying across the street into gardens and hedges.
      • Errant sparks fly through the air landing on lower branches and underbrush for rapid ignition.
      • Stomping my feet with anger I was about to turn around and go back inside the house when the ball magically came flying over the fence back to my side again.
      • The windows on nearby buildings exploded, people were thrown back, and cars were sent flying into nearby buildings.
      • The ball flew into the Cubs' dugout, through the door, and into the adjoining bathroom, bouncing into the toilet bowl.
      • 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.
      • The slower rotation speed reduces the chance of the turbine flying out of it's housing.

    • 2.4(pass quickly)

      (time) pasar volando
      (time) volar
      the days/weeks have just flown (by) los días/las semanas han pasado volando
      • how time flies! ¡qué rápido pasa el tiempo!
      • Those long winters on Lewis must have just flown by.
      • How the long winter nights must fly by at Chez Blaine.
      • Another weekend has flown past and Easter is looming up pretty fast again this year.
      • Those long winter nights at the Gert household must absolutely fly by.
      • You'll have so much fun putting a project together that time flies.
      • 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.

    • 2.5archaic (flee)

      fly, fly, my lord! ¡escapad, escapad mi señor! archaic
      • Yet you did not fly from me, nor did I fly from you: we are innocent towards one another in our unfaithfulness.
      • And now Edward, in his turn, was compelled to fly from the country, and to take refuge with his brother-in-law, the Duke of Burgundy.
      • This is no time for thanks, Mr. Peters, unless it is to the Lord; you must fly the country, and that at once!
      • it was to the English he must have flown for protection, and to them he would naturally have communicated his fears.
      • These people know of my crime; perhaps they will not fly from me, and will only kill me.
      • Protestants, wherever they could obtain shipping, hasted to fly the country.
      • He was compelled to fly the realm for having murdered a woman with child.
      • She obtained employment as a servant in several places but was followed up by her husband and uncle, and compelled to fly from one place to another.
      • Regard for you has checked my course towards my leafy home, while duty to my country urges me to fly this place.
      • Beware of telling any one of our existence; or we must fly this land.

  • 3

    (in baseball)
    lanzar un globo
    lanzar un fly

transitive verb

  • 1

    (balloon/plane/glider) pilotar
    (kite) hacer volar
    (kite) encumbrar Andes
    (kite) remontar River Plate
  • 2

    (cargo) transportar
    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

    en avión

  • 3

    (travel over)
    (distance) recorrer
    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

    en avión

  • 4

    (travel by)
    (airline) volar con
  • 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
  • 6

    (flag) izar
    (flag) enarbolar
    the ship was flying the Panamanian flag el barco llevaba bandera panameña / pabellón panameño


  • 1

    (on trousers)
    bragueta feminine
    marrueco masculine Chile
    your fly is / flies are undone llevas la bragueta abierta / desabrochada
  • 2

    puerta feminine
  • 3

    toldo impermeable masculine

    de tienda de campaña

  • 4US

    (in baseball)
    globo masculine
    fly masculine
  • 5

    on the fly (hurriedly) a las carreras
  • 6

    (feminine plural) bambalinas

There are 3 main translations of fly in Spanish

: fly1fly2fly3


mosca, n.

Pronunciation: /flʌɪ//flaɪ/


  • 1

    mosca feminine
    he/she wouldn't hurt a fly es incapaz de matar una mosca
    • the fly in the ointment el único problema
    • 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 / ver su reacción cuando se lo dijo
    • to die/drop like flies morir/caer como moscas
  • 2

    (in angling)
    mosca feminine
    before noun fly fisherman pescador con mosca masculine

There are 3 main translations of fly in Spanish

: fly1fly2fly3


en la onda, adj.

Pronunciation: /flʌɪ//flaɪ/



  • 1US

    (stylish, fashionable)
    en la onda informal
    enrollado Spain informal
    (clothes) a la moda
    (clothes) moderno
  • 2British

    vivo informal