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Chèvre, Chien et Vache Goat, Dog, and Cow Imbushi, Imbwa na Ing'ombe

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Alexandra Danahy

Read by Monique Bournot-Trites

Language French

Level Level 2

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Chèvre, Chien et Vache étaient de très bons amis. Un jour ils firent un voyage en taxi.

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

Imbushi, Imbwa na Ing’ombe bali ifibusa sana. Bushiku bumo baile palwendo muli ka motoka.

Quand ils atteignirent la fin de leur voyage, le chauffeur leur demanda de payer leurs tarifs. Vache paya son tarif.

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

Elyo bafikile ukobaleya, namutekenya abebele ukulipila indalama. Ing’ombe ifyo yaiilipilile.

Chien paya un petit peu plus parce qu’il n’avait pas la monnaie exacte.

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

Imbwa yalipila ukucishapo pantu tayakwete indalama ishalungama.

Le chauffeur était prêt à donner Chien sa monnaie quand Chèvre est partie sans payer du tout.

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

Namutekenya cilya ati apele imbwa ishapulilepo, Imbushi imbushi epakubutuka ukwabula ukulipila ifili fyonse.

Le chauffeur était très contrarié. Il partit sans donner Chien sa monnaie.

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

Namutekenya tepakufulwa sana. Efyo aenseshe kamotoka ukwabula ukubwesesha Imbwa indalama shapulilepo.

Voilà pourquoi, même aujourd’hui, Chien court vers une voiture pour jeter un coup d’œil à l’intérieur et trouver le chauffeur qui lui doit sa monnaie.

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

Eco mpaka nalelo imbwa shipepekela motoka pakuti shimone mukati ngacakuti namutekenya aikwatila indalama emwali.

Chèvre fuit le son d’une voiture. Elle a peur qu’elle soit arrêtée pour ne pas avoir payé son tarif.

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

Imbushi shilabuta iciunda camotoka. Ilatina ukuikata pamulandu wakukana lipila indalama.

Et Vache n’est pas gênée quand une voiture arrive. Vache prend son temps pour traverser la rue parce qu’elle sait qu’elle a payé son tarif en intégralité.

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.

Elyo ing’ombe yena taisakamana nangu motoka ileisa. Yendafye cilumba cilumba nangu motoka ileisa pakuciluka umusebo pantu yalishiba ukuti yalilipila indalama shonse.

Written by: Fabian Wakholi
Illustrated by: Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Alexandra Danahy
Read by: Monique Bournot-Trites
Language: French
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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