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ሙዝ ሻጩ ቶም Tom the banana seller Tom, el vendedor de plátanos

Written by Humphreys Odunga

Illustrated by Zablon Alex Nguku

Translated by Dawit Girma

Language Amharic

Level Level 2

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ቶም ለመብል የደረሱ ሙዞችን በቁና ተሸክሟል።

Tom carries a tray of ripe bananas.

Tom lleva una cesta de plátanos maduros.


ቶም ሙዞችን ለመሸጥ ወደ ገበያ ሄደ።

Tom goes to the market to sell bananas.

Tom va al mercado a vender plátanos.


ሰዎች ገበያ ውስጥ ፍራፍሬ እየገዙ ነው።

People at the market are buying fruit.

La gente compra fruta en el mercado.


ግን የቶምን ሙዝ የሚገዛው ጠፋ። ፍራፍሬ መግዛት የሚፈልጉት ከሴቶቹ ላይ ነበር።

But no one is buying Tom’s bananas. They prefer to buy fruit from women.

Pero nadie compra los plátanos de Tom. Prefieren comprarle a las mujeres.


‹‹በኛ ማኅበረሰብ ውስጥ ፍራፍሬ የሚሸጡት ሴቶች ብቻ ናቸው›› ይላል ህዝቡ። ከዛም ‹‹ምን ዓይነት ሰው ነው ይሄ?›› ተባባሉ።

“In our community, only women sell fruit,” people say. “What kind of a man is this?” people ask.

“En nuestra comunidad, sólo las mujeres venden fruta,” le dice la gente. “¿Qué clase de hombre es éste?” se pregunta la gente.


ነገር ግን ቶም በፍጹም ተስፋ አልቆረጠም። ‹‹አለች ሙዝ፤ የኔን ጣፋጭ ሙዝ ግዙ!›› እያለ መለፈፍ ጀመረ።

But Tom does not give up. He calls, “Buy my bananas! Buy my sweet ripe bananas!”

Pero Tom no se rinde. Sigue gritando, “¡Compren mis plátanos! ¡Compren mis dulces plátanos maduros!”


አንዲት ሴትዮ አንድ ጉንጉን ሙዝ ከቁናው ላይ አነሳች። ከዛም በትኩረት ተመለከተችው።

One woman picks up a bunch of bananas from the tray. She looks at the bananas carefully.

Una mujer coge un montón de plátanos de la bandeja. Revisa las plátanos cuidadosamente.


ሴትዮዋም ሙዙን ገዛች።

The woman buys the bananas.

La mujer compra los plátanos.


ከዛ ሌሎች ሰዎችም መጡ። የቶምን ሙዞች እየገዙ መብላት ጀመሩ።

More people come to the stall. They buy Tom’s bananas and eat them.

Más gente viene al puesto. Compran los plátanos de Tom y se las comen.


ወዲያው ቁናው ባዶ ሆነ። ቶምም ሸጦ ያገኘውን ገንዘብ ቆጠረ።

Soon, the tray is empty. Tom counts the money he earned.

Al poco rato, la cesta está vacía. Tom cuenta el dinero que ganó.


ከዚያም ቶም ሳሙና፣ ስኳርና ዳቦ ገዝቶ በቁናው ውስጥ አስቀመጠ።

Then Tom buys soap, sugar, and bread. He puts the things in his tray.

Luego, Tom compra jabón, azúcar y pan. Pone las cosas en su cesta.


ከዚያም የገዛውን ቁናው ውስጥ አድርጎ ወደቤቱ ሄደ።

Tom balances the tray on his head and goes home.

Tom carga la cesta sobre su cabeza y se va a casa.


Written by: Humphreys Odunga
Illustrated by: Zablon Alex Nguku
Translated by: Dawit Girma
Language: Amharic
Level: Level 2
Source: Tom the banana seller from African Storybook
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