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Kashonto kangu kasanka katolo Lazy little brother Indume umwaice umunang'ani

Written by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi

Illustrated by Mlungisi Dlamini, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Chester Mwanza

Language ChiTonga

Level Level 1

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Ndabuka kumana ndakunka mulilo.

I wake up and make fire.

Ndabuka na ukukosha umulilo.


Ndasibika Menda.

I boil some water.

Ndakafya amenshi.


Ndagonka nkuni.

I chop the firewood.

Ndateba inkuni.


Ndakumba mumupika.

I stir the pot.

Ndepika.


Ndapyanga ansi.

I sweep the floor.

Ndapyanga.


Ndasanzya mbale.

I wash the dishes.

Ukusuka imbale.


Ncinzi ncendibelekela canguzu … … kakuli mushonto wangu wiide kusobana?

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: Chester Mwanza
Language: ChiTonga
Level: Level 1
Source: Lazy little brother from African Storybook
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