I imagine ants on my formica counter top, which they like to visit often, but your mnemonic is good too. Thanks.
I was wondering why ant would be formica. I couldn't stop envisioning countertops and rocks.
As we got in chemistry: Formic acid. Really straightforward for those who know chemistry :D
I swear. Everytime I start a new lesson, I never hear the voice. Especiallt painful when it is the speaking test.
Beaver is castoro. The only explanation I can think of is that "eager beaver" in English is "formica operosa" in Italian. The vocabulary hints are a little strange.
Right pronunciation is stressing "mica", not "for" as the bot suggests. i.e. forMIca, that's the right pronunciation...
Native here. The stress is on "mi", don't trust duo for accents, get a dictionary and look it up, I'm learning spanish and the robot lady says 80% of the words wrong -.-
I hear /'for.mi.ka/, but that should be /for'mi.ka/.
14/07/2014 - Now I hear /for'mi.ka/.
When hovering over the word 'formica,' it says ant and beaver. WHAT IS IT?!?!
Babylon dictionary says it's "ant". Couldn't find any connection to beaver... Any ideas besides the "eager beaver" theory (thanks Viaggitore)?
I typed in "ant" and got it right. I don't know if it would be right with "beaver".
I wrote 'the ant' and the app counted as an error, not the first time this happens
I'm fluent both in Spanish and Ingles. I'm starting to understand Italian very quickly, but I would still like to learn to speak and write.
It is so strange that under the word Formica it has ant and beaver......
I type, "the ant" and it marked it as incorrect. Is it case-sensitive?