Spanish/English Story for Kids

Spanish + English Story –
Dogs at the River

Short story + video in Spanish and English, with questions followed by a quiz at the end, about two dogs on a walk by the river.  One likes swimming, the other does not!

The story is also available just in Spanish with worksheets and an online quiz:
Dogs at the River in Spanish

Spanish to English Translation

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!


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?

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

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