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Kuhesabu wanyama Counting animals Compter les animaux

Written by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla, Clare Verbeek

Illustrated by Rob Owen

Translated by Matteo E. Mwita

Language Kiswahili

Level Level 1

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Tembo mmoja anakwenda kunywa maji.

One elephant is going to drink water.

Un éléphant va boire l’eau.


Twiga wawili wanaenda kunywa maji.

Two giraffes are going to drink water.

Deux girafes vont boire l’eau.


Nyati watatu na ndege wanne nao wanaenda kunywa maji.

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

Trois bœufs et quatre oiseaux vont boire l’eau.


Swala watano na ngiri sita wanatembea kuelekea kwenye maji.

Five impalas and six warthogs are walking to the water.

Cinq impalas et six cochons sauvages vont boire l’eau.


Punda milia saba wanakimbia kuelekea kwenye maji.

Seven zebras are running to the water.

Sept zèbres courent vers l’eau.


Vyura wanane na samaki tisa wanaogelea kwenye maji.

Eight frogs and nine fish are swimming in the water.

Huit grenouilles et neuf poissons nagent dans l’eau.


Simba mmoja anaunguruma. Naye anataka kunywa maji. Nani anamwogopa simba?

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

Un lion rugit. Il veut boire aussi. Qui a peur du lion ?


Tembo mmoja anakunywa maji na simba.

One elephant is drinking water with the lion.

Un éléphant boit de l’eau avec le lion.


Written by: Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla, Clare Verbeek
Illustrated by: Rob Owen
Translated by: Matteo E. Mwita
Language: Kiswahili
Level 1
Source: Counting animals from African Storybook
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