fishy
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fishy(
fih
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shi
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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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fishy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (smell, taste)
a. a pescado
2. (colloquial)
a. sospechoso(a) (suspicious)
there's something fishy going on hereaquí hay gato encerrado
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fishy [ˈfɪʃɪ]
adjective
fishier (comparative)fishiest (superlative)
1 [+smell, taste] a pescado
2 (suspect) sospechoso
there's something fishy about him hay algo en él que resulta sospechoso; it sounds fishy to me me huele a chamusquina (informal); (Esp) there's something fishy going on here aquí hay gato encerrado; me huele a chamusquina (informal); (Esp)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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