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"Fish" is a noun which is often translated as "el pez", and "chili pepper" is a noun which is often translated as "el chile". Learn more about the difference between "fish" and "chili pepper" below.
fish(
fihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pez
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fish can't breathe out of the water.Los peces no pueden respirar fuera del agua.
The two fishes that are most commonly seen in these lakes are walleye and pike.Los dos peces que se ven con más frecuencia en estos lagos son el lucio y el arenque.
2. (culinary)
a. el pescado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The idea that sushi is just raw fish is a misconception.La idea de que el sushi es solo pescado crudo es un error.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to catch)
a. pescar
We fished sardines in the lake.Pescamos sardinas en el lago.
b. pescar en
I've never fished that river before.Nunca antes he pescado en ese río.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to try to catch fish; often used with "for")
a. pescar
We went fishing for trout in a stream close to the hotel.Fuimos a pescar trucha en un arroyo cerca del hotel.
When I was a kid, I went fishing every weekend.Cuando era niño, iba a pescar todos los fines de semana.
5. (to search)
a. rebuscar
He fished in the drawer for the key.Rebuscó en el cajón en busca de la llave.
6. (to try to elicit a response; used with "for")
a. andar a la caza de
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Stop fishing for compliments; it's unbecoming.Deja de andar a la caza de cumplidos; es impropio.
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chili pepper(
chih
-
li
 
peh
-
puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. el chile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I like to add some powdered chili pepper to my spaghetti sauce to give it some kick.Me gusta añadir un poco de chile en polvo a mi salsa de espagueti para hacerla un poco picosa.
b. el ají
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The secret ingredient in Sally's vegetable soup is green chili pepper.El ingrediente secreto en la sopa de verduras de Sally es el ají verde.
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