pescar
transitive verb
1. (to try to catch fish) 
a. to fish 
Quiero pescar un atún grande para que lo comamos hoy en la noche.I want to fish a big tuna so we can eat it tonight.
b. to catch 
Es más fácil pescar sardinas de noche que de día. It's easier to catch sardines at night than during the day.
2. (colloquial) (to get sick) 
a. to catch 
Hacía tanto frío que pescó un resfriado.It was so cold that he caught a cold.
3. (colloquial) (to understand) 
a. to get 
¿Has pescado el juego de palabras? Me ha parecido muy ingenioso. Did you get the pun? I thought it was really clever.
4. (colloquial) (to be surprised) 
a. to catch 
La policía lo pescó robando en una tienda.The police caught him shoplifting in store.
5. (colloquial) (to get) 
a. to get oneself something 
Mi primo no es especialmente listo, pero ha pescado un buen trabajo.Mi cousin isn't particularly clever, but he got himself a good job.
intransitive verb
6. (to try to catch fish) 
a. to fish 
¿Quieres venir con nosotros al lago a pescar mañana?Do you want to come with us to the lake to fish tomorrow?
b. to go fishing 
Pescamos cada lunes durante las vacaciones de verano.We go fish every Monday during summer vacation.
pescar
transitive verb
1. (peces) 
a. to catch 
2. (colloquial) 
a. to catch 
3. (colloquial) 
a. to catch 
lo pescaron intentando entrar sin pagarhe got caught trying to get in without paying
4. (colloquial) 
a. to land, to get oneself 
pescó un buen maridoshe landed herself a good husomebodyand
5. (colloquial) 
a. to pick up, to understand 
¿has pescado el chiste?did you get the joke?
intransitive verb
6. (general) 
a. to fish, to go fishing 
pescar
transitive verb
1 [+peces, mariscos] to catch
pescamos varias truchas we caught several trout; fuimos a pescar salmón we went salmon-fishing
2 (agarrar)
lo ha pescado la policía he's been caught o nabbed (familiar) by the police; ¡si no te abrigas vas a pescar una pulmonía! if you don't wrap up you'll catch pneumonia!; viene a pescar un marido she's come to get o bag (familiar) a husband; me pescaron fumando I got caught smoking; ¡te pesqué! caught you!; got you!
3 (entender) to get
¿aún no has pescado el chiste? haven't you got the joke yet?; en la clase de matemáticas no pesco nada I don't understand a thing in maths
intransitive verb
1 [+pescador] to fish
ir a pescar to go fishing; pescar a mosca to fish with a fly; flyfish
pescar a la rastra pescar al arrastre to trawl
pescar en río revuelto to fish in troubled waters
2 (And) (S. Cone) (dormitar) to nod; doze
pronominal verb
pescarse
no sabe lo que se pesca he hasn't a clue (familiar); he has no idea
Verb Conjugations for pescar
Gerund: pescando
Participle: pescado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yopescopesquépescabapescaríapescaré
pescaspescastepescabaspescaríaspescarás
él/ella/Ud.pescapescópescabapescaríapescará
nosotrospescamospescamospescábamospescaríamospescaremos
vosotrospescáispescasteispescabaispescaríaispescaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.pescanpescaronpescabanpescaríanpescarán
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