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Tingi et les vaches Tingi and the Cows Tingi y las vacas

Written by Ingrid Schechter

Illustrated by Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Olivia Mahe, Translators without Borders

Read by Monique Bournot-Trites

Language French

Level Level 2

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Tingi vivait avec sa grand-mère.

Tingi lived with his grandmother.

Tingi vivía con su abuela.


Il gardait les vaches avec elle.

He used to look after the cows with her.

Cuidaba a las vacas con ella.


Un jour, des soldats arrivèrent.

One day the soldiers came.

Un día llegaron los soldados.


Ils emmenèrent les vaches.

They took the cows away.

Se llevaron las vacas.


Tingi et sa grand-mère se sauvèrent et se cachèrent.

Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.

Tingi y su abuela huyeron para esconderse.


Ils restèrent cachés dans des buissons jusqu’au soir.

They hid in the bush until night.

Se escondieron en el monte hasta la noche.


Puis les soldats revinrent.

Then the soldiers came back.

Pero los soldados regresaron.


La grand-mère de Tingi recouvrit alors leurs corps de feuilles.

Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.

La abuela tomó a Tingi y lo escondió debajo de las hojas.


Un des soldats marcha sur Tingi, mais celui-ci ne réagit pas.

One of the soldiers put his foot right on him, but he kept quiet.

Uno de los soldados puso su pie directamente sobre él, pero Tingi se quedó en silencio.


Quand il n’y eut plus de danger, Tingi et sa grand-mère se relevèrent.

When it was safe, Tingi and his grandmother came out.

Cuando estuvieron a salvo, Tingi y su abuela salieron.


Ils revinrent chez eux sans faire le moindre bruit.

They crept home very quietly.

Se escabulleron a casa muy tranquilamente.


Written by: Ingrid Schechter
Illustrated by: Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Olivia Mahe, Translators without Borders
Read by: Monique Bournot-Trites
Language: French
Level: Level 2
Source: Tingi and the Cows from African Storybook
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