Dogs at the river in Spanish




Spanish Short Story Practice for Children

Friendly short story + subtitled video clip in Spanish and English about two dogs on a walk by the river.
One likes swimming, the other does not!

El Cuento:           The Story
Mira el río             Look at the river
Mira el perro       Look at the dog
Se llama Billy      He is called Billy
Le gusta nadar    He likes swimming
¡Está nadando!   He is swimming!

Tiene un palito en la boca
He has a stick in his mouth

Billy sale del río     Billy gets out of the river
Billy está mojado  Billy is wet
Maggie corre          Maggie runs

A Maggie no le gusta nadar
Maggie does not like swimming.

Maggie mira algo 
Maggie looks at something.

Billy mira algo también  
Billy looks at something too.

Hoy el río está hermoso
Today the river is beautiful.

Billy está en el agua       Billy is in the water.
Maggie espera Billy       Maggie waits for Billy
Billy llega despacio        Billy arrives slowly
Los dos perros corren   The two dogs run
¡Mira!  Hay barcos          Look!  There are boats.

¡Maggie y Billy están contentos!
Maggie and Billy are happy!

¡Hasta luego!
See you later!

Comprehension Questions in English:
Find the answers in Spanish from the story

1.  What is Billy doing in the water?

2.  What does Billy have in his mouth?

3.  How is Billy when he gets out of the water?

4.  What does Maggie dislike?

5.  Maggie waits for Billy.  How does Billy arrive?

6.  What do the two dogs do together?

7.  How are the dogs at the end of the story?

The story is also available just in SpanishMaggie + Billy at the River

image for a spaniel in the water
Le gusta nadar   –  He likes swimming

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