Reel Mexican Adventures - Spanish Fishing Dictionary


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Spanish/English Angling Dictionary
Spanish Pronunciation
Tips for speaking Spanish:

Most words are spoken exactly as they appear. Spanish is a phonetic language. With few exceptions, the words are said as they appear.

Exceptions:

H is normally silent

LL sounds like a Y

J sounds like an H

N with a ~ above it sounds like NY or "nyuh"

 

Vowels: always pronounced exactly the same way. There are no multiple sounding verbs in Spanish.

a - "ah" sounds like Mom or Dog

e - "eh" like Ted or Head

i - "ee" like geek or speak

o - "oh" like toe or no, but said very fast cutting off the ow sound at the end.

u - " oo" like shoe or two

y - "ee" not used very much except as AND like "perro y gato" ( dog and cat )

 

Letter Combinations:

ue as in que ( what ). Sounds like hay or may. There is no W sound here. It is not " KWAY "

ui as in izquierda ( left ) sounds like key or me There is no W sound here. It is not " KWEY "

If you practice the above rules, you can pronounce most any Spanish word you see.

Numbers
1 - uno
2 - dos
3 - tres
4 - quatro
5 - cinco
6 - seis
7 - siete
8 - ocho
9 - nueve
10 - diez
11 - once
12 - doce
13 - trece
14 - catorce
15 - quince
16 - diez y seis
17 - diez y siete
18 - diez y ocho
19 - diez y nueve
20 - vente
25 - venticinco
50 - cinquenta

75 - setenticinco
100 - ciento or cien
1000 - mi
Common Phrases
Hello
¡Hola!
Where is..
Donde Esta...
Good morning
Buenos dias
Please
Por Favor
Good afternoon
Buenas tardes
Pardon me
Perdóneme
Good evening
Buenas noches
What do you call this?
¿Cómo se le llama a esto?
Hi. How are you?
¡Hola! ¿Cómo está?
I would like...
Quisiera....
I am well. And you?
Estoy bien. ¿Y usted?
What is your name?
¿Cuál es su nombre?
What is your name
¿Como se llama?
My name is...
Me llamo...
What is your name?
¿Cual es su nombre?
I don't know
No lo sé...
Bye! -
¡Adios!
I am thirsty
Tengo sed
See you later
Hasta luego
I am hungry
Tengo hambre
See you in the morning
Hasta mañana
I do not understand
No entiendo
(Literally) Go with God
Vaya con dios Farewell
Do you speak English?
¿Habla inglés?
Good luck!
¡Buena suerte!
How Much is..
Cuanto Questa(an)...
I don't speak Spanish
No hablo español
Where's the hotel?
¿Dónde está el hotel?
General Information
Months Colors
January - Enero Black - Negro
February - Febrero Red - Rojo
March - Marzo Green- Verde
April - Abril Blue - Azul
May - Mayo Yellow - Amarillo
June - Junio White - Blanco
July - Julio  
August - Agusto  
September - Septiembre  
October - Octubre  
November - Noviembre  
December - Diciembre  
Beverages Days of the Week
Beer- Cerveza Monday - Lunes
Tea - Te Tuesday - Martes
Coffee - Cafe Wednesday - Miercoles
Alcoholic Beverages - Bebidas Alcoholicas Thursday - Jueves
Drinking Water - Agua Pura Friday - Viernes
  Saturday - Sabado
  Sunday - Domingo
Useful Terms Compass Headings
Hot - Calor North - Norte
Cold - Frio South - Sur
Air Conditioning - Aire Aconditionado East - Este
Private Bath - Bano Privado West - Oeste
Car - Auto or Coche  
Bus- Omnibus or Autobus  
Truck- Camion or Troka  
Fishing and Boating
Wave - Ola Fly - Mosca
Free-spool - Linea libre Flag - Bandera
Tangle (backlash) - Enredar Cushions - Cogines
Tide - Marea Life preservers - Salvavidas
Seaweed - Sargaso Ice box - Caja de hielo
Jump - Salto Fighting Chair - Silla de batalla, silla giratoria
Slack - Floja Motor - Motor
He is tail wrapped. - La cola esta atrapada. Steering Wheel - Volante
He is coming up. - El esta subiendo. Propeller - Helice
The fish is up. - El esta arriba. Throttle - Acelerador
He is down. - El esta abajo. Carburetor - Carburador
More drag. - Mas trabaja. Spark Plug - Bujia
Less drag. - Menos trabaja. Wrench - Llave de tuercas
He's not hungry. - El no tiene hambre. Anchor - Ancla
He's very strong. - Es muy fuerte Rope - Lazo
Too bad! - Que lastima! Lights - Luz, Luces
I'm glad. (This pleases me.) - Me alegro. (Me allegro esto) Bow - Proa
I'm pleased. - Tengo mucho gusto. Stern - Popa
Bad hook up. - Mal ansuelado. Gas tank - Tanque de gasolina
Fishing rod - Cana de pescar. Oil - Aceite
Fishing reel - Carrete. Keel (bottom) - Quilla
Drag - Freno Small boat - Bote pequeno, bote chico
Fishing line - Piola, Linea Pliers - Alicates, pinsas
Thread - Hilo Screwdriver - Desarmador
Fishing socket belt - Cinturon Screw - Tornillo
Harness - Guarniciones Toliet (bathroom) - Excusado (bano)
Swivel - Destorsedor Toliet Paper - Papel para excusado
Leader (wire) - Alambre, Empate Awning - Toldo
Hook - Anzuelo Battery - Bateria
Gaff (large) - Gancho grande Rudder - Timon
Hand gaff - Gancho de mano Bilge - Pantoque
Bait - Carnada Pump - Pomba
Club - Clava, Palo Outrigger - Batanga
Needle - Aguja Port Side - Babor
Feather Jig - Pluma Starboard - Estribor
Marine Animals
Bonefish - Macabi Sailfish - Pez vela
Butterfly bass - Pavon mariposa Sardine - Sardina
Dolphin - Delphin Sea Lion - Leon marino
Flying fish - Pez volador Seal - Foca
Giant Black Seabass - Garupa Shark - Tiburon
Jack Crevalle - Toro Shrimp - Camarones
Lobster - Langosta Snapper - Pargo
Mackerel - Macarela Snook - Robalo
Manta Ray - Mantaraya "Strong Fish" - Pez fuerte
Marlin - Marlin Tarpon - Sabalo
Mullet - Mugil or Mugol Tuna - Atun
Needle Fish - Paz Agula Turtle - Tortuga
Oysters - Ostiones Trout - Trucha
Peacock Bass - Pavon Cinchado Whale - Ballena
Porpoise - Ochinito, puerco marino Yellowtail - Jurel
Roosterfish - Pez gallo