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Tom, o vendedor de bananas Tom the banana seller Tom le vendeur de bananes

Written by Humphreys Odunga

Illustrated by Zablon Alex Nguku

Translated by Translators without Borders, Carolina Iazzetta Alves, Priscilla Freitas de Oliveira

Read by Alfredo Ferreira

Language Portuguese

Level Level 2

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Tom está carregando uma bandeja de bananas maduras.

Tom carries a tray of ripe bananas.

Tom transporte un plateau de bananes mûres.


Tom vai para o mercado para vender as bananas.

Tom goes to the market to sell bananas.

Tom va au marché pour vendre des bananes.


As pessoas no mercado estão comprando frutas.

People at the market are buying fruit.

Les gens au marché achètent des fruits.


Mas ninguém compra as bananas do Tom. Elas preferem comprar frutas de mulheres.

But no one is buying Tom’s bananas. They prefer to buy fruit from women.

Mais personne n’achète les bananes de Tom. Ils préfèrent acheter leurs fruits des femmes.


Elas dizem: “Na nossa comunidade apenas mulheres vendem frutas” E perguntam: “Que tipo de homem é esse?”

“In our community, only women sell fruit,” people say. “What kind of a man is this?” people ask.

« Dans notre communauté, seulement les femmes vendent des fruits, » disent les gens. « Quelle sorte d’homme est celui-ci ? » demandent les gens.


Mas o Tom não desiste. E ele grita: “Comprem minhas bananas! Comprem minhas bananas doces e maduras!”

But Tom does not give up. He calls, “Buy my bananas! Buy my sweet ripe bananas!”

Mais Tom ne démissionne pas. Il crie, « Achetez mes bananes ! Achetez mes bananes mûres et sucrées ! »


Uma mulher pega algumas bananas da bandeja. Ela olha para as bananas com muito cuidado.

One woman picks up a bunch of bananas from the tray. She looks at the bananas carefully.

Une femme choisit un régime de bananes du plateau. Elle inspecte les bananes soigneusement.


A mulher compra as bananas.

The woman buys the bananas.

La femme achète les bananes.


Mais pessoas se aproximam. Elas compram as bananas do Tom e comem.

More people come to the stall. They buy Tom’s bananas and eat them.

D’autres personnes viennent au stand. Elles achètent les bananes de Tom et les mangent.


Rapidamente as bananas acabam. Tom conta o dinheiro que ganhou.

Soon, the tray is empty. Tom counts the money he earned.

Bientôt, le plateau est vide. Tom compte l’argent qu’il a gagné.


Tom compra sabão, açúcar e pão. Ele coloca as compras na bandeja.

Then Tom buys soap, sugar, and bread. He puts the things in his tray.

Ensuite, Tom achète du savon, du sucre et du pain. Il met les choses sur son plateau.


Tom apoia a bandeja em sua cabeça e vai à casa.

Tom balances the tray on his head and goes home.

Tom balance le plateau sur sa tête et rentre chez lui.


Written by: Humphreys Odunga
Illustrated by: Zablon Alex Nguku
Translated by: Translators without Borders, Carolina Iazzetta Alves, Priscilla Freitas de Oliveira
Read by: Alfredo Ferreira
Language: Portuguese
Level 2
Source: Tom the banana seller from African Storybook
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