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Pap Pap Porridge

Written by Zimbili Dlamini

Illustrated by Catherine Groenewald

Translated by Fanie Viljoen

Language Afrikaans

Level Level 1

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Zama maak gereed vir skool.

Zama maak gereed vir skool.

Zama is getting ready for school.


Pa kook pap vir ontbyt.

Pa kook pap vir ontbyt.

Dad is cooking porridge for breakfast.


“Ma maak die beste pap!” sê Zama.

"Ma maak die beste pap!" sê Zama.

"Mom makes the best porridge!" says Zama.


Pap gee Zama energie vir skool.

Pap gee Zama energie vir skool.

Porridge gives Zama energy for school.


Die pap is gaar.

Die pap is gaar.

The porridge is ready.


Pa skink die melk met liefde.

Pa skink die melk met liefde.

Dad pours the milk, with love.


“Pa, ek dink die pap kort suiker,” sê Zama.

"Pa, ek dink die pap kort suiker," sê Zama.

"Dad, I think this porridge needs more sugar," says Zama.


“Ma se pap proe baie beter as Pa se pap,” dink Zama.

"Ma se pap proe baie beter as Pa se pap," dink Zama.

"Mom's porridge tastes much better than Dad's porridge," thinks Zama.


“Pa, kan ek asseblief nog suiker kry?” vra Zama.

"Pa, kan ek asseblief nog suiker kry?" vra Zama.

"Dad, please can I have more sugar?" asks Zama.


Pa gee vir Zama nog suiker.

Pa gee vir Zama nog suiker.

Dad gives Zama more sugar.


“Jig! Pa! Pa het sout op my pap gegooi!”

"Jig! Pa! Pa het sout op my pap gegooi!"

"Wu! Dad! You put salt on my porridge!"


“Pa, wanneer sal Ma weer by die huis wees?” vra Zama.

"Pa, wanneer sal Ma weer by die huis wees?" vra Zama.

"Dad, when will Mom be home?" asks Zama.


Written by: Zimbili Dlamini
Illustrated by: Catherine Groenewald
Translated by: Fanie Viljoen
Language: Afrikaans
Level 1
Source: Porridge from African Storybook
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