Foundations of Spanish/Animals

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Vocabulary List[edit]

  • animal
  • animales
  • araña
  • caballo
  • caballos
  • cangrejo
  • cerdo
  • conejo
  • elefante
  • elefantes
  • gata
  • gatas
  • gato
  • gatos
  • león
  • mono
  • oso
  • pájaro
  • pájaros
  • pato
  • perro
  • perros
  • pingüino
  • ratón
  • toro
  • tortuga
  • tortugas

Extra Words[edit]

  • toros: bulls

Vocabulary-Grammar Connections[edit]

Remember that animals are naturally masculine or feminine, so there will often be related words for the two halves of the species, such as gatos and gatas. However, since there are no female bulls, there are only toros, not toras.

Suggested Reading Practice[edit]

Examine this paragraph from Wikichicos, about tigers and lions (from the page linked below) :

Los tigres y los leones están entre los depredadores más poderosos del mundo. Todos los seres vivos conocemos al león, al que muy frecuentemente se le llama el rey de la selva. Hay quienes dicen que se le llama así por la melena del macho. El león prácticamente habita en todo tipo de hábitats excepto en el desierto.

Make a list of the words you figure out from context or as cognates, and another list of the words you look up.

If you are interested in the subject, read more.

Suggested Writing Practice[edit]

Imagine a trip to the zoo, or think back to a real trip to the zoo, and write about the animals there.