Read and Translate: Ants

19 May

Read and Translate: Ants

Good day everyone, I hope you are all doing well. ?

Todays read and translate post is related to ants because last night I literally swallowed one. Or two. I left a glass of water in my bedroom in case I got thirsty, and it got full of ants! I dont even know where the ants are coming from, but I sure can tell they are thirsty.

Heres the Spanish text:

En el verano, en los dias de calor, las hormigas parecen buscar refugio adentro de las casas. Se meten en los lugares en donde no esperarías verlas, como adentro de las impresoras, por ejemplo, ¡o en masa metiéndose adentro de tus vasos con agua! No soy bióloga, pero me parece que a las hormiguitas sí les da calor.

Now for the English text:

In the summer, in the hot days, the ants seem to look for refuge inside the houses. They get in to the places where you wouldnt expect to see them, like inside printers, for example, or even in masses getting into your glasses of water! I am not a biologist, but it seems to me that little ants do get hot.

Vocabulary:

Verano  Summer

Hormigas  Ants

Parecen  Seem to (*plural. The singular is: parece. Example: Parece ser seems to be)

Refugio Refuge, Shelter

Se meten en  They get in(to) (*plural. The singular is: Se mete. Example: He/She/It gets in(to))

Impresora Printer

Por ejemplo For example

En masa In masses

Bióloga  Biologist (*this is the feminine. The masculine is: Biólogo)

Hormiguitas  little ants (*The ending itas is what is called a diminutive [diminutivo, in Spanish] and it makes the word small or even cute. Children use diminutivos a lot. The diminutives are ita, for feminine nouns, and ito for masculine nouns. Itas is the plural of ita.)


This is it for now! Read the Spanish text aloud so you can practice pronunciation in addition to your Spanish comprehension.

Thank you so much for reading, and Ill see you next time. ?

*For the Spanish pronunciation guide, click here.