pescar
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pescar(
pehs
-
kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to try to catch fish)
a. to fish
Quiero pescar un atún grande para que lo comamos hoy en la noche.I want to fish a big tuna so we can eat it tonight.
La mejor temporada para pescar halibut en Alaska es en el verano.The best season to fish for halibut in Alaska is summer.
b. to catch
Es más fácil pescar sardinas de noche que de día.It's easier to catch sardines at night than during the day.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get sick)
a. to catch
Hacía tanto frío que pescó un resfriado.It was so cold that he caught a cold.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to understand)
a. to get
¿Has pescado el juego de palabras? Me ha parecido muy ingenioso.Did you get the pun? I thought it was really clever.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be surprised)
a. to catch
La policía lo pescó robando en una tienda.The police caught him shoplifting in a store.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get)
a. to get oneself something
Mi primo no es especialmente listo, pero ha pescado un buen trabajo.Mi cousin isn't particularly clever, but he got himself a good job.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to try to catch fish)
a. to fish
¿Quieres venir con nosotros al lago a pescar mañana?Do you want to come with us to the lake to fish tomorrow?
b. to go fishing
Pescamos cada lunes durante las vacaciones de verano.We go fishing every Monday during the summer vacation.
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pescar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (peces)
a. to catch
2. (colloquial)
a. to catch
3. (colloquial)
a. to catch
lo pescaron intentando entrar sin pagarhe got caught trying to get in without paying
4. (colloquial)
a. to land, to get oneself
pescó un buen maridoshe landed herself a good husomebodyand
5. (colloquial)
a. to pick up, to understand
¿has pescado el chiste?did you get the joke?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a. to fish, to go fishing
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pescar
transitive verb
1 [+peces, mariscos] to catch
pescamos varias truchas we caught several trout; fuimos a pescar salmón we went salmon-fishing
2 (agarrar)
lo ha pescado la policía he's been caught o nabbed (familiar) by the police; ¡si no te abrigas vas a pescar una pulmonía! if you don't wrap up you'll catch pneumonia!; viene a pescar un marido she's come to get o bag (familiar) a husband; me pescaron fumando I got caught smoking; ¡te pesqué! caught you!; got you!
3 (entender) to get
¿aún no has pescado el chiste? haven't you got the joke yet?; en la clase de matemáticas no pesco nada I don't understand a thing in maths
intransitive verb
1 [+pescador] to fish
ir a pescar to go fishing; pescar a mosca to fish with a fly; flyfish
pescar a la rastra pescar al arrastre to trawl
pescar en río revuelto to fish in troubled waters
2 (And) (S. Cone) (dormitar) to nod; doze
pronominal verb
pescarse
no sabe lo que se pesca he hasn't a clue (familiar); he has no idea
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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