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Olotí aláshe túrúáí Lazy little brother Mdogo wangu mvivu

Written by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi

Illustrated by Mlungisi Dlamini, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Leonard Kotikash

Language Maa

Level Level 1

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Óre peê ainyotóto náínok enkímá.

I wake up and make fire.

Ninaamka na kuwasha moto.


Náílang’ílang enkáre náísújare.

I boil some water.

Ninachemsha maji.


Náíper ilkeék.

I chop the firewood.

Ninakata kuni.


Náíng’olíng’ol emotí ayíér endáa.

I stir the pot.

Ninakoroga uji kwenye chungu.


Náor oltírén.

I sweep the floor.

Ninafagia sakafu.


Náísuj intokitín.

I wash the dishes.

Ninaosha vyombo.


Káínyoo peê aás esíaai nabá injí ópeny? … amû egíra olálashe lái aigurán.

Why do I work so hard… … when my brother is busy playing?

Kwa nini ninafanya kazi kwa bidii… …wakati mdogo wangu anacheza?


Written by: Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi
Illustrated by: Mlungisi Dlamini, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Leonard Kotikash
Language: Maa
Level: Level 1
Source: Lazy little brother from African Storybook
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