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ካላይ ከእጽዋት ጋር ትነጋገራለች Khalai talks to plants Khalai le habla a las plantas

Written by Ursula Nafula

Illustrated by Jesse Pietersen

Translated by Mezemir Girma

Language Amharic

Level Level 2

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ይቺ ካላይ ነች። ዕድሜዋ 7 ዓመት ነው። የስሟ ትርጉም በቋንቋዋ በሉቡኩሱ ‹‹ጥሩዋ ልጅ›› ማለት ነው።

This is Khalai. She is seven years old. Her name means ‘the good one’ in her language, Lubukusu.

Ella es Khalai. Tiene siete años. Su nombre significa “bondadosa” en su idioma llamado Lubukusu.


ካላይ ከእንቅልፏ ስትነሣ ከአንድ የብርቱካን ዛፍ ጋር ትነጋገራለች። ‹‹እባክህ አንተ የብርቱካን ዛፍ ትልቅ ሁንና ብዙ የበሳሰሉ ብርቱካኖችን ስጠን›› ትለዋለች።

Khalai wakes up and talks to the orange tree. “Please orange tree, grow big and give us lots of ripe oranges.”

Khalai despierta y le habla a los naranjos. “Por favor naranjos crezcan mucho para que nos den muchas naranjas maduras.”


ካላይ ወደ ትምህርት ቤት ትሄዳለች። በመንገዷም ላይ ከሳሩ ጋር ታወራለች። ‹‹እባክህ ሳር አረንጓዴነትህን ግፋበት እንጂ እንዳትደርቅ።››

Khalai walks to school. On the way she talks to the grass. “Please grass, grow greener and don’t dry up.”

Khalai le habla al pasto mientras camina a su escuela. “Por favor pasto, crece muy verde y nunca te seques.”


ካላይ የዱር አበቦችን አልፋ ሄደች። ‹‹እባካችሁ አበቦች ለጌጥ ጸጉሬ ላይ እንዳረጋችሁ ማበባችሁን ቀጥሉ።››

Khalai passes wild flowers. “Please flowers, keep blooming so I can put you in my hair.”

Khalai pasa frente a unas flores silvestres. “Por favor flores, sigan floreciendo para ponerlas en mi cabello.”


በትምህርት ቤት ግቢ ካለው ዛፍ ጋርም ካላይ ትነጋገራለች። ‹‹እባክህ አንተ ዛፍ ከጥላው ስር ቁጭ ብለን እንድናነብ ትላልቅ ቅርንጫፎችን አብቅልልን።››

At school, Khalai talks to the tree in the middle of the compound. “Please tree, put out big branches so we can read under your shade.”

En la escuela, Khalai le habla a un árbol que está en medio del recinto. “Por favor árbol, crece con ramas muy grandes para que podamos leer bajo tu sombra.”


ካላይ በትምህርት ቤቷ ዙሪያ ካለው ቁጥቋጦም ጋር ታወራለች። ‹‹ጠንካራ ሆናችሁ እደጉ፤ መጥፎ ሰዎች እንዳያልፉ አግዷቸው።››

Khalai talks to the hedge around her school. “Please grow strong and stop bad people from coming in.”

Khalai le habla a la cerca de arbustos que rodea su escuela. “Por favor, crece muy fuerte para que detengas a la gente mala que quiera entrar.”


ካላይ ከትምህርት ቤት ወደ ቤቷ ስትመለስ የብርቱካኑን ዛፍ አየችው። ‹‹የብርቱካን ፍሬዎችህ ገና አልበሰሉም?›› ስትል ካላይ ጠየቀችው።

When Khalai returns home from school, she visits the orange tree. “Are your oranges ripe yet?” asks Khalai.

Cuando Khalai vuelve a casa, ella visita al naranjo y le pregunta: “¿Están listas tus naranjas?”


‹‹የብርቱካኑ ፍሬዎች ገና አልበሰሉም›› ካላይ አለች። ‹‹ነገ እመለስና አይሃለሁ የብርቱካን ዛፍ›› አለች ካላይ። ‹‹ምናልባት ያኔ የበሰሉ የብርቱካን ፍሬዎች አዘጋጅተህ ትጠብቀኝ ይሆናል!››

“The oranges are still green,” sighs Khalai. “I will see you tomorrow orange tree,” says Khalai. “Perhaps then you will have a ripe orange for me!”

“Las naranjas aún se ven verdes,” dice Khalai. “Nos vemos mañana, naranjo,” Khalai continúa. “¡Quizás, mañana tendrás una naranja lista y madura para mí!”


Written by: Ursula Nafula
Illustrated by: Jesse Pietersen
Translated by: Mezemir Girma
Language: Amharic
Level: Level 2
Source: Khalai talks to plants from African Storybook
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