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Khalai parla alle piante Khalai talks to plants Khalai parle aux plantes

Written by Ursula Nafula

Illustrated by Jesse Pietersen

Translated by Laura Pighini

Read by Sonia Pighini

Language Italian

Level Level 2

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Questa è Khalai. Lei ha sette anni. Nella sua lingua, il lubukusu, il suo nome significa “quella buona”.

This is Khalai. She is seven years old. Her name means ‘the good one’ in her language, Lubukusu.

Voici Khalai. Elle a sept ans. Son nom signifie « celle qui est bonne » dans sa langue, le lubukusu.


Khalai si sveglia e dice all’arancio: “Per favore arancio, cresci tanto e dacci tante arance mature.”

Khalai wakes up and talks to the orange tree. “Please orange tree, grow big and give us lots of ripe oranges.”

Khalai se réveille et parle à l’oranger. « S’il-te-plait oranger, grandis et donne-nous beaucoup d’oranges mûres. »


Khalai va a scuola camminando. Per la via, parla all’erba. “Per favore erba, cresci sempre più verde e non seccarti.”

Khalai walks to school. On the way she talks to the grass. “Please grass, grow greener and don’t dry up.”

Khalai marche à l’école. En chemin, elle parle à l’herbe. « S’il-te-plait herbe, deviens plus verte et ne sèche pas. »


Khalai passa dei fiori selvatici. “Per favore fiori, continuate a fiorire, così posso mettervi tra i miei capelli.”

Khalai passes wild flowers. “Please flowers, keep blooming so I can put you in my hair.”

Khalai passe vers des fleurs sauvages. « S’il-vous-plait fleurs, continuez à fleurir pour que je puisse vous porter dans mes cheveux. »


A scuola, Khalai parla all’albero in mezzo al parco. “Per favore albero, fai crescere i tuoi lunghi rami, così possiamo leggere sotto la tua ombra.”

At school, Khalai talks to the tree in the middle of the compound. “Please tree, put out big branches so we can read under your shade.”

À l’école, Khalai parle à l’arbre au centre du camp. « S’il-te-plait arbre, fais pousser de grandes branches pour que nous puissions lire sous ton ombre. »


Khalai parla alla siepe intorno alla sua scuola. “Per favore, cresci forte e impedisci alle persone cattive di entrare qui.”

Khalai talks to the hedge around her school. “Please grow strong and stop bad people from coming in.”

Khalai parle à la haie qui entoure son école. « S’il-te-plait, deviens robuste et empêche les personnes méchantes d’entrer. »


Quando Khalai ritorna a casa da scuola, fa visita all’arancio “Le tue arance sono già mature?” Chiede Khalai.

When Khalai returns home from school, she visits the orange tree. “Are your oranges ripe yet?” asks Khalai.

Quand Khalai retourne chez elle de l’école, elle visite l’oranger. « Est-ce que tes oranges sont mûres ? » demande Khalai.


“Le arance sono ancora verdi” sospira Khalai. “Ci vediamo domani arancio” dice: “Magari allora avrai un’arancia matura per me!”

“The oranges are still green,” sighs Khalai. “I will see you tomorrow orange tree,” says Khalai. “Perhaps then you will have a ripe orange for me!”

« Les oranges sont encore vertes, » soupire Khalai. « Je te verrai demain oranger, » dit Khalai. « Peut-être que demain tu auras une orange mûre pour moi ! »


Written by: Ursula Nafula
Illustrated by: Jesse Pietersen
Translated by: Laura Pighini
Read by: Sonia Pighini
Language: Italian
Level: Level 2
Source: Khalai talks to plants from African Storybook
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