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同植物講嘢嘅卡麗 同植物講嘢嘅卡麗 和植物聊天的卡萊

Written by Ursula Nafula

Illustrated by Jesse Pietersen

Translated by dohliam

Read by Zoe Lam

Language Cantonese

Level Level 2

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呢個係卡麗。佢今年七歲。喺肯雅嘅當地方言入面,呢個名係「好人」嘅意思。

呢個係卡麗。佢今年七歲。喺肯雅嘅當地方言入面,呢個名係「好人」嘅意思。

這是卡萊。她今年七歲。在肯尼亞當地方言裡,這個名字是“美好事物”的意思。

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


卡麗朝頭早瞓醒,同棵橙樹講:「橙樹吖,唔該你快高長大啦,生啲又大又甜嘅橙俾我哋!」

卡麗朝頭早瞓醒,同棵橙樹講:「橙樹吖,唔該你快高長大啦,生啲又大又甜嘅橙俾我哋!」

卡萊早上醒來,跟橙子樹說:“橙子樹啊橙子樹,快點長大吧,給我們結好多又大又甜的橙子!”

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


喺卡麗行路返學嘅路上佢就同草地講:「草地吖,唔該你一定要生綠啲,唔好枯乾晒吖。」

喺卡麗行路返學嘅路上佢就同草地講:「草地吖,唔該你一定要生綠啲,唔好枯乾晒吖。」

在卡萊走路去上學的路上,她對草地說:“草地啊草地,你一定要長得綠油油的,別乾枯了。”

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


卡麗路過啲野花,佢就同啲野花講:「野花吖,唔該你哋一路開花唔好停啦,等我可以將你放喺頭上面。」

卡麗路過啲野花,佢就同啲野花講:「野花吖,唔該你哋一路開花唔好停啦,等我可以將你放喺頭上面。」

卡萊路過了野花,她對野花說:“野花啊野花,你們盡情地開放吧,這樣我可以把你們夾在我的頭髮裡。”

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


喺學校度,卡麗同操場中間嘅小樹就話:「小樹吖,唔該你生多啲又粗又大嘅樹枝啦,噉我哋就可以喺樹蔭中讀書啦。」

喺學校度,卡麗同操場中間嘅小樹就話:「小樹吖,唔該你生多啲又粗又大嘅樹枝啦,噉我哋就可以喺樹蔭中讀書啦。」

在學校,卡萊對操場中間的樹說:“小樹啊小樹,快點長出枝葉吧,這樣我們就可以在樹蔭裡讀書了。”

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."


卡麗仲同學校左近嘅灌木叢就話:「灌木吖,唔該你哋生得強壯啲,噉啲衰人就唔入到嚟學校啦。」

卡麗仲同學校左近嘅灌木叢就話:「灌木吖,唔該你哋生得強壯啲,噉啲衰人就唔入到嚟學校啦。」

卡萊還對學校附近的灌木叢說:“灌木啊灌木,你們一定要長得壯壯的,這樣壞人就進不了學校了。”

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


當卡麗由學校返到屋企,佢又去睇吓棵橙樹,問佢話:「你啲橙熟未呀?」

當卡麗由學校返到屋企,佢又去睇吓棵橙樹,問佢話:「你啲橙熟未呀?」

當卡萊從學校回到家裡,她又去看了看橙子樹,問它:“你結橙子了嗎?”

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


卡麗唉聲嘆氣噉話:「啲橙仔仲係綠色嘅,我聽日再嚟睇吓你啦!或者聽日你就會俾隻又熟又甜嘅橙我嘞!」

卡麗唉聲嘆氣噉話:「啲橙仔仲係綠色嘅,我聽日再嚟睇吓你啦!或者聽日你就會俾隻又熟又甜嘅橙我嘞!」

卡萊歎了一口氣:“橙子還是綠色的,我明天再來看看你吧!或許到了明天你就會給我一隻又大又甜的橙子了。”

"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!"


Written by: Ursula Nafula
Illustrated by: Jesse Pietersen
Translated by: dohliam
Read by: Zoe Lam
Language: Cantonese
Level 2
Source: Khalai talks to plants from African Storybook
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