Please tell me if this is correct. I understand "pez" to be a fish that is still swimming around freely in the water and "pescado" to be a fish that has been cooked and ready to eat. Yes or no? Muchas gracias.
What is the difference between pez and pescado?
From the above definition:
(Pescado is a fish when caught; in the water, uncaptured, it is a pez.)
Though pescado deals with foodfish, the foodfish would be a pez when uncaught and a pescado when the fisherman catches it. Apparently, whoever thought up the distinction saw no other reason to catch a fish, but to eat it.
So is Shamu or Flipper a pez or a pescado?
(Trick question, they are mammals, not fish)
Yes, delores, that is it
Have a look at this thread too.
Yes, thats correct but many spanish native speakers say it without difference.
I was just going to add: Especially fishermen when I dive, they may tell you:
Hay mucho pescado que ver...