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Mpongo, Mubwa a Ng’ombe Goat, Dog, and Cow Imbushi, Imbwa na Ing'ombe

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Chester Mwanza

Language ChiTonga

Level Level 2

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Mpongo, Mubwa a Ng’ombe bakali kunvwana kapati. Bumwi buzuba bakabweza lweendo mumoota.

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.


Nibakasika, namutekenya wakabambila kuti babbadala mali. Ng’ombe yakabbadala.

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.


Mubwa wakabbadala mali ayindilila.

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

Imbwa yalipila ukucishapo pantu tayakwete indalama ishalungama.


Namutekenya wakali kuyanda kuti ajoshe mali akaindilila kuli Mubwa mpoona Mpongo yakatija kwakunyina kubbadala.

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.


Namutekenya wakanyema kapati. Wakenzya imota wakwe kakunyina kumujoshela mali akwe Mubwa.

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

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


Nkikambo kako, asunu Mubwa ulatandila imota kutegwa asondele mukati akujana namutekenya ujisi nkongole yakwe.

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.


Mpongo ilatija kuti yanvwa imota yalila. Ilayowa kuti ngayangwa nkambo kakuti tiyakabbadala mali.

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.


Ing’ombe taipengekani kuti yabona imota. Ing’ombe ilasotoka nzila kabotu-kabotu akambo kakuti yakabbadala mali akwene.

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: Chester Mwanza
Language: ChiTonga
Level: Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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