Translation of "fly" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /flaɪ/ us /flɑɪ/ present participle flying, past tense flew, past participle flown

A2 to move through the air

The bird flew up into a tree.

A1 to travel through the air in a plane or other aircraft

volar, ir en avión
I’m flying to Hawaii tomorrow.

to control a plane or other aircraft in the sky

to fly a plane
He learned to fly in the military.

to move somewhere very quickly

He grabbed some clothes and flew down the stairs.
noun uk /flaɪ/ us /flɑɪ/

B1 plural flies a small insect with two wings


UK also flies the part where trousers open and close at the front

a button fly
a fly in the ointment

a single thing or person that is spoiling a situation

una pequeña pega

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


noun /flai/ (plural flies)

a type of small winged insect

She swatted a fly away with her hand.

a fish hook made to look like a fly so that a fish will take it in its mouth

mosca artificial
Which fly should I use to catch a trout?

(often in plural ) a piece of material with buttons or a zip, especially at the front of trousers

Your flies are undone.
a fly in the ointment noun

something that spoils one’s enjoyment

el único inconveniente
Her constant complaints were a fly in the ointment at the dinner party.

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