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Mphwanga Waulesi Lazy little brother Indume umwaice umunang'ani

Written by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi

Illustrated by Mlungisi Dlamini, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Gridon Mwale

Language Nyanja

Level Level 1

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Ndimadzuka ndi kusonkha moto.

I wake up and make fire.

Ndabuka na ukukosha umulilo.


Ndimabwatutsa madzi.

I boil some water.

Ndakafya amenshi.


Ndimadula nkhuni.

I chop the firewood.

Ndateba inkuni.


Ndimabvundula madzi yomwe ali pa moto.

I stir the pot.

Ndepika.


Ndimapsyera munyumba.

I sweep the floor.

Ndapyanga.


Ndimatsuka mbale.

I wash the dishes.

Ukusuka imbale.


Chifukwa nchyani ndimagwira ncthitomwaphanvu ine ndekha… Pamene mphyanga akonda kusewera chabe?

Why do I work so hard… … when my brother is busy playing?

Mulandunshi mbombesesha ifi… Elo ninshi munyinane ena aleangalafye?


Written by: Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi
Illustrated by: Mlungisi Dlamini, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Gridon Mwale
Language: Nyanja
Level: Level 1
Source: Lazy little brother from African Storybook
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