This illustrated story has been designed for bilingual children and others wishing to read a parallel text in English and Turkish. For ease of understanding, the languages are displayed together just one or two sentences at a time.
The aim was to make the translation as direct as possible but always using everyday language of native speakers. Reading this entertaining bilingual story will help you learn Turkish.
Basil, Rosemary and the Pansy sisters are lively, chatty little plants. They think they know some stuff, but when it comes to this animal, they know nothing. One wild assumption leads to another and gets them into big trouble.
Excerpt from the story -
The Pansy sisters lived in a blue flowerpot next to the village pond. They shared the pot with Basil, Rosemary, and Frog.
Hercai Menekşe kardeşler, köydeki göletin yanındaki mavi saksıda yaşıyorlardı. Saksıyı Fesleğen, Biberiye ve Kurbağa ile paylaşıyorlardı.
At this moment, they were chatting lively about all the new happenings in the village. The Pansy sisters especially, liked a good gossip it helped to pass the time.
O sırada, köyde olup biten yeni şeyler hakkında neşeli neşeli sohbet ediyorlardı. Hercai Menekşe kardeşler özellikle dedikodu yapmaktan hoşlanıyorlardı, vakit geçirmeye yardımcı oluyordu.
This week’s favourite subject had been Frog. Frog was different. Frog was an animal.
Bu haftanın en sevilen konusu Kurbağa'ydı. Kurbağa farklıydı. Kurbağa bir hayvandı.
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About the Author
Colin Hann and Pedro Páramo are friends and partners in the LingoLibros adventure. LingoLibros is a young and developing company. Our aim is to produce quality bilingual books with an easy to follow parallel text, at an affordable price. We believe that they will be of particular benefit to parents with bilingual children who hope to develop their child's understanding of their native tongues. Our books are, so far, short stories with amusing illustrations suitable for reading aloud to young children in a single language or in a combination of two languages. Older children can enjoy reading these stories by themselves to learn and practice their second language. Students with a basic or intermediate knowledge of a foreign language will find these books very helpful in developing their vocabulary and understanding of the second language. We hope you benefit from and enjoy reading these bilingual tales.