Animal – animal
To remember that animal is pronounced ah-nee-mahl (animal) in Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
All the animals (animal) had a bull with them.
Note: The bull is a Spanish icon, and whenever you see it on our images, it means that the word sounds similar in both English and Spanish.
Animal is masculine, so it's el animal. Imagine a bull elephant working as a bouncer at an all-male club, telling animals trying to get in "it's masculine animals only here!".