Quick answer
"Fish" is a noun which is often translated as "el pez", and "round" is an adjective which is often translated as "redondo". Learn more about the difference between "fish" and "round" 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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round(
raund
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (circular, spherical)
a. redondo
He has a round face and big eyes.Tiene la cara redonda con ojos grandes.
Some say if the belly is big and round it means that the mother is carrying a girl.Algunos dicen que si la barriga es grande y redonda, significa que la madre está esperando una niña.
2. (whole)
a. redondo
How much does it cost, in round figures?¿Cuánto cuesta en números redondos?
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (surrounding)
a. por
There's no one by that name round these parts.No hay nadie con ese nombre por estas partes.
b. alrededor
We sat round and waited for the class to begin.Estábamos sentados alrededor esperando que empezara la clase.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
4. (encircling)
a. alrededor de
There are cycle tracks round the city.Hay carriles bici alrededor de la ciudad.
5. (indicating movement around or through) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He went round the corner and disappeared from view.Dobló la esquina y lo perdí de vista.
Her ambition was to travel all round South America.Su ambición era de viajar por toda América del Sur.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (shape)
a. el círculo
(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'm cutting out a round with my scissors.Estoy cortando un círculo con mis tijeras.
7. (series)
a. la serie
(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).
After a round of tests, their findings were inconclusive.Tras una serie de pruebas, no llegaron a conclusiones definitivas.
b. la ronda
(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 lecture ended with a round of questions.La clase acabó con una ronda de preguntas.
8. (sports)
a. el asalto
(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).
(boxing)
The boxer was knocked out in the third round.Noquearon al púgil en el tercer asalto.
b. el recorrido
(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).
(golf)
The round has 18 holes.El recorrido tiene 18 hoyos.
c. la partida
(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).
(cards)
I will win this round of poker.Voy a ganar esta partida de póquer.
d. la vuelta
(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).
(of a competition or tournament)
We were knocked out in the second round of the championship.Quedamos eliminados en la segunda vuelta del campeonato.
9. (route, visit)
a. el recorrido
(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 delivery guy plans his round with a map.El repartidor planifica su recorrido con un mapa.
b. la ronda
(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 doctor does his rounds at eight o'clock.El médico hace la ronda de visitas en sala a las ocho.
10. (order for drinks)
a. la ronda
(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).
This round is on the house!¡Esta ronda corre a cuenta de la casa!
11. (weaponry)
a. el disparo
(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).
This machine gun can fire 30 rounds a second.Esta ametralladora es capaz de disparar 30 disparos por segundo.
b. la bala
(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).
He ran out of rounds for his gun.Se le acabaron las balas para la pistola.
12. (music)
a. el canon
(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 refrain is sung as a round.El estribillo se canta en canon.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to make round)
a. redondear
Round the edges with sandpaper.Redondea los bordes con lija.
14. (to go around)
a. doblar
I rounded the corner and saw a beautiful church.Doblé la esquina y vi una iglesia bonita.
15. (mathematics)
a. redondear
You can round the numbers if you want to do quick calculations in your head.Puedes redondear los números si quieres hacer cálculos mentales rápidos.
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