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Umwaume umutali sana A very tall man Umwaume umutali sana

Written by Cornelius Gulere

Illustrated by Catherine Groenewald

Translated by Sandra Mulesu

Language IciBemba

Level Level 2

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Ulukasu lwakwe lwali ulwipi.

His hoe was too short.

Ulukasu lwakwe lwali ulwipi.


Umwishi wa pacibi cakwe wali uwipi.

His doorway was too low.

Umwishi wa pacibi cakwe wali uwipi.


Ubusanshi bwakwe bwali ubwipi sana.

His bed was too short.

Ubusanshi bwakwe bwali ubwipi sana.


Inchinga yakwe yali iipi.

His bicycle was too short.

Inchinga yakwe yali iipi.


Uyu umwaume ali umutali sana.

This man was too tall!

Uyu umwaume ali umutali sana.


Apangile ulukasu ulutali sana.

He made a very long hoe handle.

Apangile ulukasu ulutali sana.


Apangile umwishi wacibi cakwe uutali.

He made very high door frames.

Apangile umwishi wacibi cakwe uutali.


Apangile ubusanshi bwakwe ubutali.

He made a very long bed.

Apangile ubusanshi bwakwe ubutali.


Alishita inchinga iitali.

He bought a very high bicycle.

Alishita inchinga iitali.


Aikele pacipuna icitali sana. Alelila kuli foloko iitali.

He sat on a very high chair. He ate with a very long fork.

Aikele pacipuna icitali sana. Alelila kuli foloko iitali.


Ashile ing’anda yakwe nokuya mukwikala mumpanga. Aikele imyaka iingi.

He left his house and lived in a big forest. He lived for many years.

Ashile ing’anda yakwe nokuya mukwikala mumpanga. Aikele imyaka iingi.


Written by: Cornelius Gulere
Illustrated by: Catherine Groenewald
Translated by: Sandra Mulesu
Language: IciBemba
Level: Level 2
Source: A very tall man from African Storybook
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