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Khalai talks to plants Khalai le habla a las plantas Khalai talks to plants

Texto Ursula Nafula

Ilustraciones Jesse Pietersen

Lectura en voz alta Darshan Soni

Lengua inglés

Nivel Nivel 2

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

Ella es Khalai. Tiene siete años. Su nombre significa “bondadosa” en su idioma llamado Lubukusu.

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


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

Khalai despierta y le habla a los naranjos. “Por favor naranjos crezcan mucho para que nos den muchas naranjas maduras.”

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


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

Khalai le habla al pasto mientras camina a su escuela. “Por favor pasto, crece muy verde y nunca te seques.”

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


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

Khalai pasa frente a unas flores silvestres. “Por favor flores, sigan floreciendo para ponerlas en mi cabello.”

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


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.”

En la escuela, Khalai le habla a un árbol que está en medio del recinto. “Por favor árbol, crece con ramas muy grandes para que podamos leer bajo tu sombra.”

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.”


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

Khalai le habla a la cerca de arbustos que rodea su escuela. “Por favor, crece muy fuerte para que detengas a la gente mala que quiera entrar.”

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


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

Cuando Khalai vuelve a casa, ella visita al naranjo y le pregunta: “¿Están listas tus naranjas?”

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


“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!”

“Las naranjas aún se ven verdes,” dice Khalai. “Nos vemos mañana, naranjo,” Khalai continúa. “¡Quizás, mañana tendrás una naranja lista y madura para mí!”

“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!”


Texto: Ursula Nafula
Ilustraciones: Jesse Pietersen
Lectura en voz alta: Darshan Soni
Lengua: inglés
Nivel 2
Fuente: Khalai talks to plants del African Storybook
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