Quick answer
"Fish" is a noun which is often translated as "el pez", and "fishing" is a noun which is often translated as "la pesca". Learn more about the difference between "fish" and "fishing" 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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fishing(
fihsh
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (occupation or sport)
a. la pesca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
For these islanders, the most important industry is fishing.Pare estos isleños, la industria más importante es la pesca.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to fishing)
a. pesquero
The fishing quotas for cod have been increased.Las cuotas pesqueras para el bacalao se han aumentado.
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