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Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng’ombe Goat, Dog, and Cow Imbushi, Imbwa na Ing'ombe

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Brigid Simiyu

Read by Lauwo George

Language Kiswahili

Level Level 2

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Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng’ombe walikuwa marafiki wa karibu sana. Siku moja walisafiri kwa teksi.

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.


Walipofika mwisho wa safari yao, dereva aliwaomba walipe nauli zao. Ng’ombe alilipa nauli yake.

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.


Mbwa alilipa zaidi kidogo kwa sababu hakuwa na pesa taslimu.

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

Imbwa yalipila ukucishapo pantu tayakwete indalama ishalungama.


Dereva alipokaribia kumpa Mbwa chenji yake, Mbuzi alitoroka bila kulipa chochote.

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.


Dereva alikasirika sana. Aliondoka bila kumrudishia Mbwa chenji yake.

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

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


Hiyo ndiyo sababu hadi leo Mbwa hukimbiza magari ili achungulie ndani kuona kama atampata dereva mwenye chenji yake.

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.


Mbuzi hukimbia anaposikia mlio wa gari. Anaogopa atakamatwa kwa kutolipa nauli.

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.


Na Ng’ombe hababaiki gari likiwa linakuja. Ng’ombe huvuka barabara bila wasiwasi kwa sababu anajua alilipa nauli yake yote.

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: Brigid Simiyu
Read by: Lauwo George
Language: Kiswahili
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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