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"Little fish" is a noun which is often translated as "el pececito", and "fishy" is an adjective which is often translated as "a pescado". Learn more about the difference between "little fish" and "fishy" below.
little fish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pececito
(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).
Today we learned at school that big fish eat little fish.Hoy aprendimos en la escuela que los peces grandes se comen a los pececitos.
2. (culinary)
a. el pescadito
(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).
They make a really good turnover here with a little fish called smooth trunkfish.Aquí hacen una empanada muy buena con pescaditos llamados chapín.
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fishy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (like fish)
a. a pescado
A fishy smell pervaded the house after the cod they'd eaten the night before.Un olor a pescado llenaba la casa después del bacalao que se habían comido la noche anterior.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(suspicious)
a. sospechoso
I can't put my finger on it, but there's something fishy about this deal.No sabría decir qué exactamente, pero hay algo sospechoso en este negocio.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you thought it fishy from the start, why didn't you say antything?Si ya desde el principio te olió mal, ¿por qué no dijiste nada?
There are people coming and going from the house at all times. I think there's something fishy going on there.Hay gente entrando y saliendo de la casa a todas horas. A mí hay algo ahí que me huele a chamusquina.
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