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Guot, Daag an Kou Goat, Dog, and Cow

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Georgette McGlashen

Language Jamaican Creole

Level Level 2

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Guot, Daag an Kou a did gud fren. Wan die dem go pan wahn jorni ina wahn taksi.

Goat, Dog, and Cow were great friends. One day they went on a journey in a taxi.

Wen dem riich di en a dem jorni, di jraiva aks dem fi pie dem fier. Kou pie fi ar fier.

When they reached the end of their journey, the driver asked them to pay their fares. Cow paid her fare.

Daag did pie a likl ekstra, kaaz im neva av di rait moni.

Dog paid a bit extra, because he did not have the correct money.

Di jraiva did a go gi Daag im chienj wen Guot ronwe an no pie notn.

The driver was about to give Dog his change when Goat ran away without paying anything.

Di jraiva did wel beks. Im jraiv we an no gi Daag im chienj.

The driver was very annoyed. He drove away without giving Dog his change.

Das wai, iivn tu dis die, Daag ron aafa kyar fi si ef im kyan fain di jraiva uu uo im im chienj.

That is why, even today, Dog runs towards a car to peep inside and find the driver who owes him his change.

Guot ronwe fram di soun a kyar. Shi fried shi a go get lak op fi no pie ar fier.

Goat runs away from the sound of a car. She is afraid she will be arrested for not paying her fare.

An Kou no bizniz wen kyar a kom. Kou tek ar taim a kraas di ruod kaa shi nuo se shi pie aal a ar fier.

And Cow is not bothered when a car is coming. Cow takes her time crossing the road because she knows she paid her fare in full.

Written by: Fabian Wakholi
Illustrated by: Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Georgette McGlashen
Language: Jamaican Creole
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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