Quick answer
"Fish" is a noun which is often translated as "el pez", and "lemon" is a noun which is often translated as "el limón". Learn more about the difference between "fish" and "lemon" 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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lemon(
leh
-
mihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. el limón
(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 dress my salads with a squirt of lemon.Me gusta aliñar las ensaladas con un chorrito de limón.
b. la lima
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Shall I put a slice of lemon in your gin and tonic?¿Pongo una rodaja de lima en tu gin-tonic?
2. (botany)
a. el limonero
(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).
My grandmother has a beautiful lemon in her garden.Mi abuela tiene un limonero hermoso en su jardín.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dud)
a. la porquería
(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).
The car you bought is a total lemon. It doesn't even have brakes.El carro que compraste es una verdadera porquería. Ni tiene frenos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fool)
a. el bobo
(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).
, la boba
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That lemon never gets anything right.Ese bobo nunca hace las cosas bien.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. amarillo limón
That lemon dress looks amazing on your olive skin.Ese vestido amarillo limón va de maravilla con tu piel morena.
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