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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Sea Animals – Animales del Mar

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it. 

This week, we’re going fishing! Let’s learn the Spanish words for some of the most popular sea creatures we know. Watch a fun video and practice saying the words on the vocabulary list. Then, be sure to check out some of the recommended titles available from the library to expand on what you’ve learned! 

Watch the video below to learn how to pronounce the words for some popular sea animals in Spanish! 

Vocabulary Words:

Sea – (el) mar (mahr) 

Fish (pl) – (los) peces (peh-sehs) 

Crab – (el) cangrejo (kahng-greh-hoh) 

Shark – (el) tiburón (tee-boo-rohn) 

Jellyfish – (la) medusa (meh-doo-sah) 

Whale – (la) ballena (bah-yeh-nah) 

Dolphin – (el) delfín (dehl-feen) 

Turtle – (la) tortuga (tohr-too-gah) 

Octopus – (el) pulpo (pool-poh) 

Starfish – (la) estrella de mar (ehs-treh-yah deh mahr) 

Seahorse – (el) caballito de mar (kah-bah-yee-toh deh mahr) 


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These titles and many others are available from your library and will help you and your family learn Spanish with ease. That’s it for now! Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 blog!  I’ll see you next time for more fun Spanish lessons, great books and fun activities.

¡Hasta Luego! 



Marnie is the Austintown Unit Assistant Supervisor & Youth Services Team Leader. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in northeast Ohio where she loved going to the library so much that she knew it was the career for her. When she’s not reading whatever she can get her hands on, she can be found trying new recipes, going for a hike or enjoying a good movie.