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kēkwān kā tōtaman? What are you doing? Qu'est-ce que tu fais?

Written by Dave Prine

Illustrated by Matty Flores, Ingrid Schechter

Translated by Eileen McKay Thomas

Language Omaškêkowak / Swampy Cree

Level Level 1

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maskosis, kēkwān kā tōtaman? nikospātawānaskīn.

Little bear, what are you doing? I am climbing.

Petit ours, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je grimpe.


sikākos kēkwān kā tōtaman? nipimipātān.

Little skunk, what are you doing? I am running.

Petite mouffette, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je cours.


sīsīpisis kēkwān kā tōtaman? nipapāmātakān.

Little duck, what are you doing? I am swimming.

Petit canard, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je nage.


alīkisis kēkwān kā tōtaman? ninipān.

Little frog, what are you doing? I am sleeping.

Petite grenouille, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je dors.


amiskosis kēkwān kā tōtaman? nitayamīcikān.

Little beaver, what are you doing? I am reading.

Petit castor, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je lis.


misti pisiskiw kēkwān kā tōtaman? nimīcison.

Big animal, what are you doing? I am eating.

Gros animal, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Je mange.


cēcapiwinis kēkwān kā tōtaman? mōna kēkwān tētapiwin ōma nīna.

Little chair, what are you doing? Nothing. I am a chair.

Petite chaise, qu'est-ce que tu fais? Rien. Je suis une chaise.


Written by: Dave Prine
Illustrated by: Matty Flores, Ingrid Schechter
Translated by: Eileen McKay Thomas
Language: Omaškêkowak / Swampy Cree
Level 1
Source: from Little Cree Books
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