Flies: перевод, произношение, транскрипция, примеры использования

Flies — перевод, произношение, транскрипция


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Your flies are undone.

У тебя ширинка расстёгнута. ☰

The flies torment us sadly.

Мухи нам ужасно досаждают. ☰

There are no flies on him.

Его не проведёшь. ☰

Leftover food attracts flies.

Остатки пищи привлекают мух. ☰

A flag flies / flutters.

Флаг трепещет, развевается. ☰

The fishermen tied their flies

Рыбаки вязали мушек. ☰

It’s 10 miles as the crow flies.

Это десять миль по прямой линии. ☰

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Когда весело, время летит незаметно. ☰

He calmly swatted a couple of flies.

Он спокойно прихлопнул пару мух. ☰

Don’t let flies stick to your heels.

There were flies buzzing all around us.

Вокруг нас жужжали мухи. ☰

Buffalo wallow in mud to keep away flies.

Буйвол валяется в грязи, чтобы спастись от мух. ☰

Cover the food so it won’t draw the flies.

Накрой еду, чтобы на неё не слетелись мухи. ☰

The flies lay their eggs on decaying meat.

Мухи (часто) откладывают свои яйца / личинки в мясе, которое (уже) начинает портиться. ☰

The flies leave a sticky residue on crops.

Мухи оставляют посевах липкие следы. ☰

Flies were buzzing around the picnic tables.

Вокруг столиков для пикника жужжали мухи. ☰

Horses flick their tails to make flies go away.

Лошади хлещут себя хвостами, отгоняя мух. ☰

How are we going to keep the flies off this food?

Как мы собираемся уберечь эту пищу от мух? ☰

Bad news travels quickly. Ill news flies fast. посл.

Худые вести не лежат на месте. ☰

Steve flies home tomorrow — we’re all really excited.

Завтра Стив летит домой, и мы все очень этому рады. ☰

The cow brushed away the flies with a whisk of its tail.

Корова махала хвостом, отгоняя мух. ☰

The windows were covered in wire mesh to keep out flies.

Окна были закрыты от мух проволочной сеткой. ☰

People dropped like flies within weeks of being diagnosed.

Люди гибли как мухи через несколько недель после того, как им ставили диагноз. ☰

Bites of black flies are more than irritating; they can be very painful.

Укусы чёрной мошкары не просто раздражают: они могут быть очень болезненными. ☰

George flies only with a handbag so he doesn’t have to check his luggage.

Джордж летает только с ручной кладью, поэтому ему не приходится регистрировать свой багаж. ☰

‘Is it midnight already?’ ‘Well, you know what they say — time flies when you’re having fun!’

— Как, уже полночь? — Ну, знаешь, как говорится, счастливые часов не наблюдают. ☰

Примеры, ожидающие перевода

We were plagued by a myriad tiny flies. ☰

dogs and mice and flies are as unrepeatable as men are ☰

these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye color ☰

Для того чтобы добавить вариант перевода, кликните по иконке ☰ , напротив примера.



Buzzards are all flying around pecking at them, and there are insects and flies , and you can see blood on the ground.

The aircraft stops once to clear South African customs, then flies on to Botswana.

Toward the end, on the ballad “Someone Else,” she flies over the crowd while straddling a giant hot dog like Slim Pickens.

The suitcases were soon after spotted by passersby who approached to see swarms of flies .

The flies were all over his ears and eyes, and I brushed them away and picked him up.

Flies were often to be found floating on the surface of the water in a large water pail.

Nature in an agony is no atheist; the soul that knows not where to fly, flies to God.

What is wanted is a trap capable of securing the game that hops or flies .

The little stream is filled with trout; one has flies for bait which have to be kept on the move continually.

There was no flies on my conversion, I can tell you; I ‘ad real live scruples; I’d been thinkin’ too much.

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Did you know? The housefly tastes with its feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue.

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Fly Facts for Kids

  • There are more than 120,000 species of flies worldwide with about 18,000 found in North America.
  • A female housefly can lay up to 600 eggs in her short lifetime.
  • Most flies live an average of 21 days and take on various shapes throughout their short lives.

Baby flies are called larvae but they are also known as maggots. Medical doctors use a special species of maggots to help patients with flesh wounds, especially burn victims. Maggots eat away the damaged flesh, which helps the wound heal.

To learn how to get rid of flies and prevent infestations, visit the official NPMA website.

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies get their common name from their small size and fondness of some fruits. Small fruit flies are nuisance pests, but may transmit diseases.

Fruit flies only live for 8-10 days. In that time, females lay around 500 eggs, using rotting fruit or vegetables as their nest.

  • Size: 1/8″
  • Shape: Small, oval
  • Color: Tan
  • Legs: 6
  • Wings: Yes
  • Antenna: Yes
  • Common Name: Fruit fly
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Drosophilidae
  • Species: Drosophila melanogaster

Fruit flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.


Fruit flies are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are especially attracted to garbage that has just been sitting around.


Fruit flies are found in unsanitary conditions like garbage dumps and trashcans. When they are around, humans can become very sick.


  • Keep your home clean.
  • Remove kitchen trash every day and keep kitchen counters clean.
  • Immediately remove rotting food from your home.

Find more information on fruit flies for kids and parents alike at the official NPMA website.

House Flies

These pests get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult House flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days. House flies taste with their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than the human tongue!

  • Size: 1/4″
  • Shape: Small, oval
  • Color: Dark grey
  • Legs: 6
  • Wings: Yes
  • Antenna: Yes
  • Common Name: House fly
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Muscidae
  • Species: Musca domestica

Flies do not have teeth or a stinger. Their mouths absorb food like a sponge. They can only eat liquids but they can turn many solid foods into a liquid through spitting or vomiting on it. Their tongues are shaped like straws so they can suck up their food. They eat any wet or decaying matter, but they are particularly attracted to pet waste because the odor is strong and it is easy for them to find.


House flies tend to stay within 1-2 miles of where they were born but will travel up to 20 miles to find food. They breed in garbage cans, compost heaps and pet areas.


These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease causing germs.


  • Keep you homes clean.
  • Remove trash regularly and seal your garbage cans.
  • Clean up pet waste immediately.
  • Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent flies from getting into your home.

Teachers can find additional information on house flies to share with students at the official NPMA website.

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Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name


What do flies look like?

There are more than 16,000 species of flies in North America. But they all belong to the order Diptera, meaning two wings. Because they only have two wings, flies land often and therefore can deposit thousands of bacteria each time they land.


Blow Fly

Bottle Fly

Drain Fly

Fruit Fly

House Fly

Phorid-Humpbacked Fly

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Fly Prevention

Behavior, Diet, & Habits

Life Cycle & Reproduction


There are many different ways homeowners may get a fly in their living space. The insects can enter houses on food products (fruit flies) or drift in through open windows and doors. They may also be attracted to and develop in decaying organic matter in drains. They can also infest dead animals in walls, attics, or other hidden places inside the home. Some species prefer to overwinter inside and are attracted to sunny parts of the home and upper floors of buildings.


Because people correctly associate flies with filth, these pests disgust and annoy residents in homes. The insects can also transfer disease organisms when they touch food and kitchen surfaces. In addition, certain fly species can inflict painful bites on humans and animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture sources reveal that flies contaminate or destroy $10 billion worth of agricultural products annually.


Millions of microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while a half-billion more swarm over its body and legs. Flies spread diseases readily because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed human foods and utensils. Every time a fly lands, it sloughs off thousands of microbes which can cause serious illnesses like:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Food poisoning
  • Meningitis

More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli, and Shigella. These pathogens can cause disease in humans and animals. Some of the diseases include:

  • Cholera
  • Bacillary dysentery
  • Hepatitis
  • Typhoid fever

Fly Prevention

The best way to repel flies is through simple, preventive measures. In order to best repel flies, limit access to your home as much as possible, keeping doors and windows closed. You may also choose to screen windows, doors, and vents. Keep garbage cans clean and securely closed. Keeping surfaces clean will make your home less appealing to flies. For best results, contact a pest control professional to discuss extermination options.

Behavior, Diet, & Habits

Where Do They Live?

Flies plague every part of the world except the polar ice caps. Flies prefer warm temperatures and are most active from late spring to early autumn.

What Do They Eat?

When flies feed on waste, they collect pathogens on their legs and mouths. These pathogens are then transferred to food on tables or counters when a fly lands again. Flies regurgitate on solid food then they eat the liquid. They are capable of transmitting disease when they vomit, groom themselves, or just walk on surfaces.

Life Cycle & Reproduction

The development of flies involves a four-phase life cycle. Beginning as eggs, flies undergo larval and pupal stages before emerging as adults. Depending on the species, the life expectancy of a fly is eight days to two months or, in some cases, up to a year.

One pair of flies can produce more than 1 million offspring through their offsprings’ offspring in a matter of weeks.


The fly’s life cycle begins when a fertilized female finds a suitable location for laying her eggs. The ideal egg site is material that the larvae will eat when they hatch from the egg. Examples of egg-laying sites might include a pile of trash, feces or other damp, decomposing organic material. In some cases, fertilized eggs hatch within 24 hours.


Upon hatching, larvae feed upon the organic material. Fly larvae eat for several days to weeks, storing enough protein and nutrients to last through their upcoming pupa stage.


When larvae are grown, they leave their food source and seek dry, dark places within which to pupate. During the pupal stage, flies develop from legless larvae into adults with six legs, compound eyes and a pair of wings.


Development time from egg to adult vary depending on species, environmental conditions and abundance of food. Some flies can complete their development in the matter of a couple of weeks if conditions are right.


Flys or Flies – What’s the Difference?

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Many verbs have unique conjugations. It can be difficult to remember the rules that govern their use, but it’s not impossible. Today’s topic, the verb fly, follows the general rules governing words that end in -y.

But one historical use of the word throws a monkey wrench into our simple standards. Even though flies is the modern use of this word as a verb and a plural noun, there was a point in time when flys was also a correct spelling.

What is the Difference Between Flys and Flies?

In this post, I will compare flys vs. flies. I will use each of these words in at least one example sentence, so you can see them in context.

Plus, I will show you a useful mnemonic that will help you decide whether to use flys or flies in your own writing.

When to Use Flies

What does flies mean? Flies can be a noun or a verb. As a noun, it is the plural of fly, which is a type of small winged insect.

Flies are often attracted to putrid scents, and can be found in garbage piles, barnyards, and on roadkill. Some flies survive by drinking the blood of living creatures and will sometimes bite humans. These flies are often found in forests and near bodies of water.

Check out these examples,

  • When we returned to the battleground the next day, the air was thick with flies feeding on the corpses of fallen soldiers.
  • I went tubing on the river, but I was bitten by flies.

As a verb, flies is a conjugation of the verb to fly, which means to move through the air. Flies is the third person singular present tense conjugation of this verb.

Here are three examples,

  • Jan usually flies with United Airlines, but probably not anymore.
  • Each morning, the bird flies to the edge of the meadow to sing.
  • For example, I didn’t get a chance to tell you that when Terry Hughes — the reef scientist at the heart of our story — flies over the Great Barrier Reef to conduct surveys, there is a lifeboat between the seats of the small charter plane he uses because they are flying so low and slow that the chance of crashing is severe. –The New York Times

Phrases That Use Fly

There are many phrases in English that utilize the verb fly in its various forms. Here are a few of the more popular ones.

  • How time flies! : A period of time has passed without someone knowing; time is moving quickly.
  • Fly the coop: to make an escape.
  • Fly high: to be very succesful.
  • Fly in the face of: to be openly at variance with what is usually expected.

When to Use Flys

What does flys mean? Flys is a misspelling of the verb flies. It is not used in modern English.

As you can see from the below graph, which charts flys vs. flies over time, flys doesn’t even register a blip over the last 200 years of written English.

Intriguingly, in 19th-century England, a fly was also a type of vehicle with four wheels that was operated by the strength of humans’ legs. The plural version of this noun was flys.

While you would be unlikely to use the word this way today, here is an example anyway,

  • Charles and Xavier took flys to the theatre.

Trick to Remember the Difference

In general, flies is the only correct version of this word today. If you were writing unusually detailed period fiction about 19th-century Great Britain, you could use flys as a plural noun to refer to a specific mode of transportation.

For winged insects and the verb that means to move through the air, choose flies in all contexts. When dealing with flies vs. flys, remember that the experienced writer knows to use flies.


Is it flys or flies? These words, despite sounding the same when spoken, have completely different meanings.

  • Flies is a plural noun and a present tense conjugation of the verb fly.
  • Flys has no place in contemporary English.

As a reminder to use flies, remember that it shares some letters with experienced, and experienced writers always choose flies.

To summarize, the word is flies, not flys.



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Synonyms for fly

Synonyms: Verb (1)

  • aviate,
  • glide,
  • plane,
  • soar,
  • wing

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First Known Use of fly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

1893, in the meaning defined above

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fly

Verb (1) and Noun (1)

Middle English flien, from Old English flēogan; akin to Old High German fliogan to fly and probably to Old English flōwan to flow

Middle English flie, from Old English flēoge; akin to Old High German flioga fly, Old English flēogan to fly




  • Colour Varies between species
  • Size Up to 10 mm long
  • Description A typical adult fly has three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen. They have two compound eyes, two antennae, and various mouthparts, as well as two functional, membranous wings, and three pairs of legs. Fly larvae are tiny, cream-whitish, legless, and often worm-like.

Quick Links

  • How to identify Flies
  • Signs of an infestation
  • How to prevent Flies from invading
  • Habitat, Diet, and Life Cycle
  • Commonly Asked Questions

How to identify Flies

A typical adult fly has three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen. The colour and body size varies depending on species; most are small in size, typically measuring no more than 10 millimetres long. The head has a pair of compound eyes, a pair of antennae, and variously modified mouthparts. The thorax is the locomotor center; it bears a pair of functional membranous wings used in flight and three pairs of functional legs. The immature forms, called larvae, are tiny, cream-whitish, legless, and often worm-like.

Signs of an infestation

Flies start life as eggs, which hatch into tiny, whitish, legless larvae, also known as maggots. These larvae then become pupae, enclosed in hard shells (puparium) from which they eventually emerge as adult flies.

The length of time it takes for a fly egg to develop into an adult fly depends on the temperature of the surrounding environment – the colder it is, the longer the life cycle will take.

Once fully grown, the life expectancy of a fly can be from eight days to two months, or in some cases, up to a year. One pair of mating flies can produce more than 1 million offspring in as little as six to eight weeks.

How to prevent Flies from invading

Clean all drains and sink areas, Replace broken windows and screens, Reduce the presence of ripe fruits and vegetables, Place fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, Create an air current to prevent flies from landing, Close the lids on all garbage and waste containers

Habitat, Diet, and Life Cycle


Flies generally live within close proximity to suitable food sources and breeding grounds. They feed on various food substances; however, most of the flies found in and around buildings feed and breed in warm, moist decaying organic matter. Small flies such as drain flies, fungus gnats, and phorid flies are commonly found in and around drains, leakages in slab floors, shower pans, sinks, and overwatered potted plant soils. Fruit flies tend to breed in decaying fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, filthy flies such as house flies, dung flies, blow flies, bottle flies, and flesh flies visit and breed in garbage, trash bins, piles of compost or manure, and the carcasses of animals. Flies are attracted to light, so they often gather around windows when inhabiting indoor areas. Some fly species such as blow and bottle flies are known to fly long distances of up 20 miles in search of food and breeding sites.

Life Cycle

Flies undergo complete metamorphosis consisting of egg, larva, pupa and adult stages. Sexual mature female flies lay eggs on suitable material; the number of eggs laid depends on the fly species. The eggs hatch into tiny, whitish, legless larvae also known as maggots that resemble tiny worms. After completing the larval stage of development, the larvae become pupae from which the adults develop. The development time from egg to adulthood depends on the temperature of the surrounding environment. Colder temperatures prolong the life cycle, while warmer temperatures shorten it. In general, flies complete the life cycle within a few weeks and live an additional few weeks or months as adults.

Commonly Asked Questions

Where do they live?

There are over 15,000 species of flies in North America. Some of the most common domestic fly species in Canada include blow/bottle flies, cluster flies, drain flies, fruit flies, flesh flies, phorid flies and house flies.

Flies always live close to suitable food sources and breeding grounds. In homes, they look for warm, moist decaying organic matter.

How worried should I be about flies?

As many as 33 million microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while a half billion more swarm over its body and legs. Flies can easily spread disease, because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed foods, food prep surfaces and utensils.

More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly including salmonella, staphylococcus, E. coli and shigella. These can cause typhoid fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery, hepatitis, ophthalmia, polio, tuberculosis and infantile diarrhea.

However, for every fly you see, there are an estimated 19 more flies hidden from view. If you are concerned you have a fly infestation, the best way to deal with it is to get the help of a professional pest control service who can accurately identify the species.


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