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Podi, Ntšwa le Kgomo Goat, Dog, and Cow

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Lorato Trok

Language Tswana

Level Level 2

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Podi, Ntšwa le Kgomo e ne e ne ditsala tse dikgolo. Ka letsatsi lengwe ba ne ba tsaya loeto ka tekisi.

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


Erile fa ba goroga mokgweetsi wa tekesi a kopa gore ba duele. Kgomo o ile a duela.

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


Ntšwa ena o ile a duela go feta, ka gonne a ne a sena madi a a lekaneng.

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


Fa mokgweetsi a re o fa Ntšwa madi a mannye a gagwe, Podi ena o ne a tshaba ntle le go duela.

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


Mokgweetsi ka go tenega o ne a tsamaya ntle le go busetsa Ntšwa madi a gagwe.

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


Ke ntlha eo le gompieno, Ntšwa ka metlha o tabogela koloi. O be a ya go lebelela gore a a ka se bone mokgweetsi o a mo kolotang.

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


Podi ena ka gale o tshaba modumo wa koloi. O tshaba gore o tla tshwarwa ka a sa duela madi a tekesi.

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


Kgomo ena ga a tlhomphe dikoloi. O tsaya nako ya gagwe go feta mo tseleleng ka gonne a itse gore o duetse tekesi.

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: Lorato Trok
Language: Tswana
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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