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Kubala banyama Counting animals Ukupenda inama

Written by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla, Clare Verbeek

Illustrated by Rob Owen

Translated by Chester Mwanza

Language ChiTonga

Level Level 1

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Musovwu omwe uya mukunwa menda.

One elephant is going to drink water.

Insofu imo ileya mu kunwa amenshi.


Ndudwa zyobilo zyuunka mukunwa menda.

Two giraffes are going to drink water.

Indyabuluba shibili shileya mu kunwa amenshi.


Minyati yotatwe abayuni bali bone baya mukunwa menda abalo.

Three buffaloes and four birds are also going to drink water.

Imboo shitatu na ifyuni fine nafyo fileya mu kunwa amenshi.


Banakasha bosanwe aminjile ili musanu akamwi baya kumenda.

Five impalas and six warthogs are walking to the water.

Ba Cisongo basano na injili mutanda baleya ku menshi.


Bacibize baliciloba babalikila kumenda.

Seven zebras are running to the water.

Ba Colwa cinelubali balebutukila ku menshi.


Bacula bali lusele answi zyili mafwuka zyilasamba mumenda.

Eight frogs and nine fish are swimming in the water.

Ba cula cinekonsekonse na isabi pabula balesamba mu menshi.


Shumbwa omwi walila. Uyanda kunwa awalo. Nguni uyowa shumbwa?

One lion roars. He also wants to drink. Who is afraid of the lion?

Inkalamo imo yabuluma. Nayo ilefwaya ukunwa. Nani aletina inkalamo?


Muzovwu omwe ulanwa menda a shumbwa.

One elephant is drinking water with the lion.

Insofu imo ilenwa amenshi na inkalamo.


Written by: Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla, Clare Verbeek
Illustrated by: Rob Owen
Translated by: Chester Mwanza
Language: ChiTonga
Level: Level 1
Source: Counting animals from African Storybook
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