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Tingi ndi ng’ombe Tingi and the cows

Written by Ingrid Schechter

Illustrated by Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Fredrick Mapulanga

Language Nyanja

Level Level 2

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Tingi ankakhala ndi agogo ake.

Tingi lived with his grandmother.


Amakonda kuweta ng’ombezo.

He used to look after the cows with her.


Tsiku lina asirikali anabwera.

One day the soldiers came.


Anatenga ng’ombezo kupita.

They took the cows away.


Tingi ndi agogo ake adathawa.

Tingi and his grandmother ran away and hid.


Adabisala kuthengo mpaka usiku.

They hid in the bush until night.


Kenako asirikaliwo anabwerera.

Then the soldiers came back.


Agogo adabisa Tingi pansi pamasamba

Grandmother hid Tingi under the leaves.


M’modzi wa asirikali adaika phazi lake pa iye, koma iye adakhala chete.

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


Kutakhala kotetezeka, Tingi ndi agogo ake adatuluka.

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


Anabwerera kunyumba mwakachetechete.

They crept home very quietly.


Written by: Ingrid Schechter
Illustrated by: Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Fredrick Mapulanga
Language: Nyanja
Level: Level 2
Source: Tingi and the Cows from African Storybook
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