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Insects in Spanish

This free audio lesson is on insects in Spanish. Spanish insects like bugs, slugs and creepy crawlies are just as common in Latin American countries as they are in your own.

Factor in the biodiversity of the Amazon Jungle and there is probably no end to the wriggly things that you can find whizzing about in Spanish speaking countries. In the interest of expanding your vocabulary ever further and moving steadily towards mastery of Spanish, here are some of the more common words for insects that you will find.

Since many people have at least a disdain for insects and in many cases a full blown fear, this is how you say, "I am scared of ____" Tengo miedo de ______. To make a plural, you simply add an “s” to the end of the insect words.

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Tengo miedo / Me da miedo

I'm scared / It scares me

Talking about Insects in Spanish

Hormiga

Ant

Abeja

Bee

Libélula

Dragonfly

Pulga

Flea

Mosca

Fly

Insecto

Insect

Mosquito

Mosquito

Polilla

Moth

Araña

Spider

Mariposa

Butterfly

Avispa

Wasp

Gusano

Worm

Lingote

Slug

Caracol

Snail

Mariquita

Ladybug

By now your mouth should be starting to feel much more comfortable with the Spanish words and pronunciations when you vocalize them. Are you beginning to feel more at ease with the uniquely Spanish sounds such as the “ñ” and the “ll” that you saw in a couple of the words above? Keep practicing and soon the pronunciations will be second nature. If you want more on Spanish words then check these out!

See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

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