"La formica"

Translation:The ant

July 29, 2013

45 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vartaks

Most ants spray or inject a venom, the main constituent of which is formic acid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formic_acid

November 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

I imagine ants on my formica counter top, which they like to visit often, but your mnemonic is good too. Thanks.

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidCommi

I was wondering why ant would be formica. I couldn't stop envisioning countertops and rocks.

September 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamid.soli

As we got in chemistry: Formic acid. Really straightforward for those who know chemistry :D

August 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moobill

the name makes so much more sense then ant

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonasgrill

Its more easy for português speakers

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonasgrill

For us, ant = formica = formiga

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E3ep0

You are so lucky

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RSvanKeure

It would be nice if we could hear the word 'formica', but like most of the audio, the voice fades out on the important words. This is very annoying. I wish DL would fix it.

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrMOOstachE34

I swear. Everytime I start a new lesson, I never hear the voice. Especiallt painful when it is the speaking test.

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguisticPower

we mentioned that like 2 days ago in chemistry class

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Checster

Is it possible to be allergic to it ? I think i am.

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viaggiatore

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.

July 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/il_filippo

Right pronunciation is stressing "mica", not "for" as the bot suggests. i.e. forMIca, that's the right pronunciation...

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shiningkira

As of 8/27/15 the pronunciation has been corrected

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RSvanKeure

Hard to believe; still awfully hard to hear.

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/il_filippo

Pronunciation: /'formika/ or /for'mika/?

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaniWhovian

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 -.-

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luiz.calheiros

I hear /'for.mi.ka/, but that should be /for'mi.ka/.

14/07/2014 - Now I hear /for'mi.ka/.

May 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RSvanKeure

I hear "LA --------". Audio is terrible.

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annenime

Why are the choices just "The" "the" and "ant"?

February 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaSweene2

They make it easy for you since it's the first question

January 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/laurenrush84

When hovering over the word 'formica,' it says ant and beaver. WHAT IS IT?!?!

July 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaSweene2

It doesn't say that

January 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyBeaver

Babylon dictionary says it's "ant". Couldn't find any connection to beaver... Any ideas besides the "eager beaver" theory (thanks Viaggitore)?

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

La formica ha il formaggio!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sam276461

Did anyone else want to type in "La countertop"?

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainDer2112

Where's the uncle?

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quintalina1

That is what I wrote. Why mark it as a mistake?

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony369241

My auto correct changed ant to and. Possibly should have been a typo.

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danteclub

Pronunciation is incorrect. Should be FOR- mi- ca. Not for-MIC-a

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikaylaMorrell

I typed in "ant" and got it right. I don't know if it would be right with "beaver".

March 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MAMIPILY

am i the only one who imagines rocks instead of ants for this sentence?

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomdy

A pattern to memorize: La formica è la mia amica.

July 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oncalogi

I wrote 'the ant' and the app counted as an error, not the first time this happens

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertoJr21620

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.

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaraAcker

In Spanish its hormiga.. so its easier for me to remember formica

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shantolovechrisb

It is so strange that under the word Formica it has ant and beaver......

July 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaSweene2

It doesn't say that

January 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guzgan

why is termite wrong ?

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_signora1

May 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda896156

no reply

June 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguisticPower

my grandma once ate an ant

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RacalmutoMyQuay

I type, "the ant" and it marked it as incorrect. Is it case-sensitive?

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleIaqu

typo.

January 6, 2017
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