Spanish Story: Dogs at the River

Spanish Story for Children
– Dogs at the River

Spanish Practice using Verbs in the 3rd person, present tense, to describe the activities of two dogs on a walk by the river.
One likes swimming, the other does not.

Vocabulary, Verbs, Video Clips, Worksheets + Online Quiz


algo           =  something
también   =  as well


La boca (f)                  the mouth
El río (m)                    the river
El agua (m)                 the water
El perro (m)               the dog
Los perros (mpl.)      the dogs
Los barcos (mpl.)      the boats
Un palito (m)              a little stick


mojado/a/os/as       wet
hermoso/a/os/as      beautiful
contento/a/os/as     happy, contented


Find these verbs in the story:

Mira  =  Look!
Mira  = he/she looks

Hay = there is/there are

Tiene   =  he/she has
Llega    =  he/she arrives
Sale      =  he/she gets out
Espera = he/she waits

Se llama = he/she is called

Le gusta      = he/she likes
No le gusta = he/she doesn’t like

Le gusta nadar
=  he/she likes swimming
No le gusta nadar
= he/she doesn’t like swimming

Corre   = he/she runs
Corren = they run

Está  = he/she is
Está nadando  = he/she is swimming

El río está hermoso
= the river is (looking) beautiful

Están = they are
Están contentos = they are happy

Billy llega despacio
= Billy arrives slowly
Despacio is an adverb that describes HOW Billy arrives.


Spanish + English Subtitles:

Spanish + English:

PDF Worksheets:
Dogs at the River in Spanish Worksheet 1

Dogs at the River in Spanish Worksheet 2

The Story / Video Transcript in Spanish

Mira el río.
Mira el perro.  Se llama Billy.
Le gusta nadar.
¡Está nadando!
Tiene un palito en la boca.
Billy sale del río.
Billy está mojado.
Maggie corre.
A Maggie no le gusta nadar.
Maggie mira algo.
Billy mira algo también.
Hoy el río está hermoso.
Billy está en el agua.
Maggie espera Billy.
Billy llega despacio.
Los dos perros corren.
¡Mira!  Hay barcos.
¡Maggie y Billy están contentos!
¡Hasta luego!
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Online Quiz

This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
Online Quiz

#1. He has

#2. He is wet.

#3. The river

#4. He is swimming.

#5. Los dos perros (run) _________ .

#6. There are

#7. Billy llega (slowly) __________ .

#8. The dogs

#9. Maggie (waits for) __________ Billy.

#10. Maggie (looks at something) ______________ .



¡Muy bien!

Have another go after more practice with the video worksheets:

Maggie and Billy at the river in Spanish

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