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02:11 Sep 14, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: maggots
little flying insects
anita
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Summary of answers provided
naLarvas, gusanosJesús Paredes
nacresa - gusanillo - gusano - larvaIntergraf
naHi Anita,
Luis Luis
nasee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
nagusanosAeon
nacresa, gusanoAlvin Adams, Jr
nagusanos
Marijke Singer


  

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20 mins
gusanos


Explanation:
Hi,
They are not little flying insects. They are the 'babies' of flies and eat dead bodies!
Good luck!

Marijke Singer
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1 hr
gusanos


Explanation:
pocos insectos del vuelo is little flying insects. gusanos is maggots

Aeon

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2 hrs
cresa, gusano


Explanation:
Maggots are not little flying insects, but the larvae of insects. "Gusano" is a worm of any kind, "cresa" is specifically a larva. If by chance youmean "gnat", that's "mosquito".


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2 hrs
see below


Explanation:
The Oxford diccionary translates indeed "maggot" as "gusano".

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
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4 hrs
Hi Anita,


Explanation:
I just want to add as a reference, perhaps, that the Mexicans make an alcoholic beverage called Mezcal (from the agave cactus) which comes with a magot inside. So the label of the bottle says: "MEZCAL con guzano" and the challenge is for the drinker to eat the magot sometime I guess!

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
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9 hrs
Larvas, gusanos


Explanation:
The word "gusano" will do in most contexts. If you require a more technical term you better use "larva". Polytechnic Dictionary, F. Beigbeder.

Jesús Paredes
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11 hrs
cresa - gusanillo - gusano - larva


Explanation:
Just so we're clear about the source term, here's a definition:

maggot = 1. the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter. [http://www.wordreference.com/English/definition.asp?en=maggo...]


Vox had these entries:

maggot = larva, cresa, gusano
maggoty = agusanado/a


EuroDicAutom had these entries:

maggot; grub; immature fly = gusanillo lúpulo [EuroDicAutom]
myiasis; fly maggot disease = miasis lúpulo [EuroDicAutom]
hop midge; hop strig maggot; hop strig midge = cecidomia del lúpulo


These definitions are taken from the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española:

cresa = 2. Larva de ciertos dípteros, que se alimenta principalmente de materias orgánicas en descomposición.

gusanillo = d. de gusano

gusano = nombre vulgar de las larvas vermiformes de muchos insectos, como algunas moscas y coleópteros, y las orugas de los lepidópteros. 2. En el uso corriente, lombriz. 3. En la lengua popular, oruga, larva. [. . .] 5. Zool. Nombre común que se aplica a animales metazoos, invertebrados, de vida libre o parásitos, de cuerpo blando, segmentado o no y ápodo.

gusarapo = Cualquiera de los diferentes animalejos, de forma de gusanos, que se crían en los líquidos.

larva = Zool. Animal en estado de desarrollo, cuando ha abandonado las cubiertas del huevo y es capaz de nutrirse por sí mismo, pero aún no ha adquirido la forma y la organización propia de los adultos de su especie.


All of these would seem to point to "cresa" as first choice, although the EuroDicAutom entries suggest other options in different contexts...

Good luck!

Terry

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