Translation of "fish" - English-Spanish dictionary

fish

noun uk /fɪʃ/ us /fɪʃ/ plural fish, fishes

A1 an animal that lives only in water

pez
Lots of little fish were swimming in the pond.

A1 fish eaten as food

pescado
We’re having fish for dinner.
feel like a fish out of water

to feel awkward because you are in a situation that you have not experienced before or because you are very different from the people around you

sentirse como pez fuera del agua
verb uk /fɪʃ/ us /fɪʃ/

B1 to try to catch fish

pescar

(Translation of “fish” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fish

noun /fiʃ/ (plurals fish, rare fishes)

a kind of creature that lives in water and breathes through gills

pez
There are plenty of fish around the coast.

its flesh eaten as food

pescado
Do you prefer meat or fish?
fishing noun

the sport or business of catching fish

pesca
We’re going fishing next weekend.
fishy adjective (comparative fishier, superlative fishiest)

of or like a fish

a pescado
a fishy smell.

odd or suspicious

sospechoso
There’s something fishy about that man.
fishball noun

mashed fish shaped into a ball and cooked.

albóndiga de pescado
fisherman noun (plural fishermen)

a person who fishes either as a job or as a hobby.

pescador
fish farm noun

an area of fresh water for breeding fish as a business.

piscifactoría
fish farmer noun

a person who breeds fish.

piscicultor
fish hatchery noun (plural hatcheries)

a place for hatching fish eggs.

criadero, piscifactoría
fishing line noun

a fine strong thread, now usually made of nylon, used with a rod, hooks etc for catching fish.

sedal
fishing rod noun

a long thin flexible rod used with a fishing-line and hooks etc for catching fish.

caña de pescar
fish merchant noun

a fishmonger.

pescadero
fishmonger noun

a person who sells fish

pescadero
I asked the fishmonger to fillet the fish for me.

a shop that sells mainly fish

pescadería
I must go down to the fishmonger.
feel like a fish out of water

to feel uncomfortable or out of place in a situation

sentirse como pez fuera del agua
He always feels like a fish out of water at formal dinners.
fish out phrasal verb

to pull something out with some difficulty

sacar; pescar
At last he fished out the letter he was looking for.
The plural fish is never wrong, but sometimes fishes is used in talking about different individuals or species: How many fish did you catch? ; the fishes of the Indian Ocean ; the story of two little fishes.

(Translation of “fish” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)