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Tom il venditore di banane Tom the banana seller Tom le vendeur de bananes

Written by Humphreys Odunga

Illustrated by Zablon Alex Nguku

Translated by Laura Pighini

Read by Sonia Pighini

Language Italian

Level Level 2

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Tom porta un cesto di banane mature.

Tom carries a tray of ripe bananas.

Tom transporte un plateau de bananes mûres.


Tom va al mercato per vendere le banane.

Tom goes to the market to sell bananas.

Tom va au marché pour vendre des bananes.


La gente al mercato compra la frutta.

People at the market are buying fruit.

Les gens au marché achètent des fruits.


Ma nessuno compra le banane di Tom. Preferiscono comprare la frutta dalle donne.

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.


“Nella nostra comunità, solo le donne vendono frutta” dice la gente. “Che uomo è questo?” chiede la gente.

“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.


Ma Tom non si arrende. Urla “Comprate le mie banane! Le mie dolci, mature banane!”

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 ! »


Una donna prende un po’ di banane dal cesto. Le osserva attentamente.

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.


La donna compra le banane.

The woman buys the bananas.

La femme achète les bananes.


Altra gente va al suo banco. Comprano le banane di Tom e le mangiano.

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.


Presto, il cesto è vuoto. Tom conta i soldi che ha guadagnato.

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

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


Poi Tom compra sapone, zucchero e pane. Mette le cose nel suo cesto.

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 bilancia il cesto sulla sua testa e torna a 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: Laura Pighini
Read by: Sonia Pighini
Language: Italian
Level: Level 2
Source: Tom the banana seller from African Storybook
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