81. Ng´wana Na Ndege

Collected by: Don Sybertz,

With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)

Lushiku lumo ng´wana oyelaga na bhabha okwe. Huna ung´wana ng´wenuyo ubhona ginhu ijo jililala ng´wigulwa. Umuja ubhabha okwe, “Bhabha, iginhu ijo jililala ung´wigulwa ni ki?”

Ubhabha okwe, unshokeja, “Ng´wanone, iginhu ijo jilitanwa, ndege (Aeroplen). Bhaliho bhanhu umugati yayo, bhingi du.” Ung´wana ubhuja, “Abhanhu bhenabho umugati yayo bhagadula ginehe ugushiga ukunuko kwigulwa?”

Ubhabha ogo ushosha, “Ng´wanone, abhanhu bhenabho bhadashikile ukunuko kwigulwa, ili giki, indege, igika hasi gubhasola na gubhachala kwigulwa.

Mtoto Na Aeropleni
Siku moja mtoto alikuwa anatembea na Baba yake, mara yule mtoto akaona chombo kinachoruka juu angani. Akamwuliza Baba yake, “Baba, kile chombo kinachoruka juu angani ni nini?”

Baba yake akamjibu, “Mwanangu, kile chombo kinaitwa ndege (Aeroplen) kuna watu ndani yake, ni wengi tu.” Mtoto akauliza, “Je, hawa watu ndani yake waliwezaje kufika huko juu?”

Baba yake akajibu, “Mwanangu watu hawa hawakufika kule juu, bali ndege (Aeroplen) ilishuka chini kuwachukua na kuwapeleka juu.”

Kiswahili: Mtoto Na Ndege (Aeropleni)

Siku moja mtoto alikuwa anatembea na Baba yake, mara yule mtoto akaona chombo kinachoruka juu angani. Akamwuliza Baba yake, “Baba, kile chombo kinachoruka juu angani ni nini?”

Baba yake akamjibu, “Mwanangu, kile chombo kinaitwa ndege (Aeroplen) kuna watu ndani yake, ni wengi tu.” Mtoto akauliza, “Je, hawa watu ndani yake waliwezaje kufika huko juu?”

Baba yake akajibu, “Mwanangu watu hawa hawakufika kule juu, bali ndege (Aeropleni) hushuka chini kuwachukua na kuwapeleka juu.”

aeroplane

ENGLISH: A CHILD AND THE AIRCRAFT

One day, the child was walking with his father.As they did that, the child saw an object flying in the sky. Then, he asked his father, “Father, what is that object lying in the sky?”

His father replied, “My son, that objectis called airplane (Aeroplane).There are many people in it.” The child asked, “How did these people in it get that high in the sky?”

His father replied, “My son these people did not go up there, but the plane comes down to take them and then it takes them up.”

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