Most ants spray or inject a venom, the main constituent of which is formic acid.
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
the name makes so much more sense then ant
Its more easy for português speakers
For us, ant = formica = formiga
You are so lucky
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.
I swear. Everytime I start a new lesson, I never hear the voice. Especiallt painful when it is the speaking test.
we mentioned that like 2 days ago in chemistry class
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...
As of 8/27/15 the pronunciation has been corrected
Pronunciation: /'formika/ or /for'mika/?
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/.
Why are the choices just "The" "the" and "ant"?
They make it easy for you since it's the first question
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)?
La formica ha il formaggio!
Did anyone else want to type in "La countertop"?
That is what I wrote. Why mark it as a mistake?
Where's the uncle?
My auto correct changed ant to and. Possibly should have been a typo.
Pronunciation is incorrect. Should be FOR- mi- ca.
the formica ????
I typed the ant, it said the right answer was ant but marked it incorrect. !!!!!!!