In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(acción)fishingla pesca de la sardina/del atún — sardine/tuna fishing
- ir / salir de pesca — to go fishing
- pesca con caña — angling
- pesca con red — net fishing
2(peces)fishaguas abundantes en pesca — waters rich in fish
3(lo pescado)hoy hubo buena/mala pesca — the fishing was good/bad today
- y toda la pesca
- la madre, la prima y toda la pesca — her mother, her cousin, the whole lot (or the whole family etc.)
- trajo el tocadiscos, la lavadora y toda la pesca — she brought the record player, the washing machine, the lot / the works / the whole caboodle / everything but the kitchen sink
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