Quick answer
"Fling" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "arrojar", and "pitch" is a noun which is often translated as "el tono". Learn more about the difference between "fling" and "pitch" below.
fling(
flihng
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hurl)
a. arrojar
Someone flung a rock at my windshield and cracked it.Alguien arrojó una piedra contra el parabrisas y lo rompió.
b. lanzar
The Soviet Union flung a challenge at the United States when they placed missiles in Cuba.La Unión Soviética lanzó un desafío a los Estados Unidos cuando colocaron los misiles en Cuba.
c. tirar
Joshua was so mad, he looked as if he would fling the bottle of beer at me.Joshua estaba tan enojado que parecía que me iba a tirar la botella de cerveza.
d. aventar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Ron came in from school and flung his backpack on his bed.Ron llegó del colegio y aventó la mochila sobre la cama.
2. (to close suddenly; used with "shut")
a. cerrar de golpe
Sherry stepped outside to see how cold it was, and flung the door shut. It was freezing cold!Sherry salió para ver qué tan frío estaba afuera, y cerró la puerta de golpe. ¡Hacía un frío de mil demonios!
3. (to hastily put on clothing; used with "on")
a. echarse
In her haste to get out of the house, Patty flung a green blouse on with a purple skirt and left for the party.En su prisa por salir de la casa, Patty se echó una blusa verde con una falda púrpura y se fue a la fiesta.
4. (to remove clothing hastily; used with "off")
a. quitarse rápidamente
After working out, Jaime flung his clothes off and jumped in the shower.Después de un largo día de trabajo, Erin se dejó caer en el sofá para leer una novela.
5. (to open suddenly; used with "open")
a. abrir de golpe
Craig flung the door open and shouted, "I'm home! What's for dinner?"Craig abrió la puerta de golpe y gritó: "¡Ya llegué! ¿Qué hay para cenar?"
6. (to wholeheartedly engage in; used with "into")
a. meterse de lleno
After his divorce, he flung himself into his work.Después del divorcio, se metió de lleno en el trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to enter in a brusque way; used with "into")
a. entrar hecho una furia
Our boss flung into his office, slamming the door behind him.Nuestro jefe entró en la oficina hecho una furia dando un portazo.
8. (to exit in a brusque way; used with "out of")
a. salir hecho una furia
Mary flung out of the house after arguing with her sister.Mary salió de casa hecha una furia después de pelearse con su hermana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (love affair)
a. la aventura amorosa
(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).
George and Sarah had a fling before he married Alexa.George y Sarah tuvieron una aventura amorosa antes de que George se casara con Alexa.
10. (short period of enjoyment)
a. la aventura
(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).
Let's have one last fling before we graduate!¡Tengamos una última aventura antes de graduarnos!
11. (casual try)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He had a fling at playing chess, but wasn't very good.Intentó jugar ajedrez, pero no era muy bueno.
I'd love to play the clarinet. - Why don't you give it a fling?Me encantaría tocar el clarinete. - ¿Por qué no lo pruebas?
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pitch(
pihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (level of a sound, instrument, or voice)
a. el tono
(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 guitar teacher showed me how to lower the pitch of a song.Mi maestro de guitarra me enseño a bajar el tono de una canción.
2. (baseball)
a. el lanzamiento
(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 feel pain in my arm every time I throw a pitch.Siento dolor en el brazo cada vez que hago un lanzamiento,
3. (sales talk)
a. la técnica de ventas
(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).
His pitch was good, but he didn't convince me to buy his product.Su técnica de ventas era buena, pero no me convenció de que comprara su producto.
b. la charla convincente
(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 position requires you to be outgoing and able to deliver a strong pitch to customers.El puesto requiere que seas extrovertido y capaz de dar una charla convincente a los clientes.
4. (level of slope)
a. la pendiente
(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).
Measure the roof pitch with a square.Mide la pendiente del techo con una escuadra.
b. el grado de inclinación
(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 pitch of the ramp is low.La rampa tiene poco grado de inclinación.
5. (degree)
a. el extremo
(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 crisis rose to such a pitch that we all feared the worst.La crisis llegó a tal extremo que todos temíamos lo peor.
b. el punto álgido
(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 movie made us reach a pitch of excitement.La película nos hizo llegar a un punto álgido de emoción.
6. (playing field) (United Kingdom)
a. el campo
(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 players are on the pitch waiting for the referee.Los jugadores están en el campo esperando al árbitro.
b. la cancha
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Messi was the best player on the pitch today.Messi hoy fue el mejor jugador de la cancha.
7. (booth) (United Kingdom)
a. el puesto
(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).
There is a pitch in the Medieval fair that sells swords.En la feria medieval hay un puesto donde venden espadas.
8. (ship or airplane's movement)
a. el cabeceo
(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 ship's pitch varies depending on the wind.El cabeceo del barco varía según el viento.
b. la cabezada
(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).
They used a gyroscope to neutralize the airplane's pitches.Utilizaban un giróscopo para neutralizar las cabezadas del avión.
9. (substance)
a. la brea
(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).
We bought a barrel of pitch and two barrels of tar.Compramos un barril de brea y dos de alquitrán.
10. (golf)
a. el pitch
(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).
His pitch didn't reach the green.Su pitch no alcanzó el green.
b. el golpe de aproximación
(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).
A pitch is a high shot near the green.El golpe de aproximación es un golpe alto cerca del green.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to throw)
a. lanzar
The men pitched their caps up in the air.Los hombres lanzaron sus gorras al aire.
b. arrojar
I pitched the cushion to her to get her attention.Le arrojé el cojín para atraer su atención.
c. tirar
He pitched the letter into the fire.Tiró la carta al fuego.
12. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Rob pitched the ball so fast, I couldn't see it.Rob lanzó la pelota tan rápido que no la vi.
13. (to set up)
a. montar
Son, help me pitch the tent over here.Hijo, ayúdame a montar la tienda aquí.
b. armar
We pitched the tent near the lake.Armamos la tienda de campaña cerca del lago.
14. (to present)
a. presentar
The coach pitched the new play to the players.El entrenador presentó la nueva jugada a los jugadores.
b. vender
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She tried to pitch the idea to her boss.Trató de venderle la idea a su jefe.
15. (to set at a particular level)
a. afinar (in a key)
Pitch the bass lower.Afina más grave el bajo.
b. modular (to be high or low)
Try to pitch your voice higher if you want to be heard over the rest.Modula tu voz más alto si quieres que se te escuche por encima de los demás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
16. (baseball)
a. lanzar
Tim pitched, and I couldn't hit the ball.Tim lanzó y no pude batear la pelota.
17. (to fall)
a. caerse
The books on the shelf pitched forward on me.Los libros del estante se me cayeron encima.
18. (to slope down)
a. descender
Once you get to the top, be careful: the road pitches steeply.Una vez que llegues a la cima, cuidado: la carretera desciende bruscamente.
19. (to balance)
a. cabecear
The boat pitched violently in rough water.El barco cabeceaba violentamente en el mar picado.
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