An ant is a very small thing. He is very little.
To differentiate the ayin ע from aleph א, I use the phrase "I see with my eyes", ayin = "eyes" in Hebrew.
To remember that it is tet ט, not tav ת at the end, my mnemonic mind picture is in the tub. The letter tet ט resembles a tub when viewed from the side.
There is a little Hebrew for you today!
Yesh Ivrit me'aht b'shel'cha ha yom!
יש עברית מעט בשילך היום