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"Saltamontes" is a noun which is often translated as "grasshopper", and "hormiga" is a noun which is often translated as "ant". Learn more about the difference between "saltamontes" and "hormiga" below.
saltamontes(
sahl
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tah
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mohn
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tehs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. grasshopper
Los saltamontes pueden brincar casi un metro.Grasshoppers can jump nearly a meter.
Algunas especies de saltamontes son consideradas exquisiteces en ciertos países.Some species of grasshoppers are considered delicacies in certain countries.
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hormiga(
ohr
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mee
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gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (insect)
a. ant
No me gustan los picnics porque las hormigas se encuentran en toda mi comida.I don't like picnics because there are ants all over my food.
2. (person)
a. hard worker
De pobre a rica en un año, ¡es una verdadera hormiga!From rags to riches in one year; she really is a hard worker!
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