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Aboriginal stories > How the Kangaroo got a long tail

kangaroo icon The kangaroo and the wombat were good friends until a big storm arrived. The wombat refused to help the kangaroo, resulting in a confrontation of both animals. The damage caused is still visible today.

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Vocabulary
gunyah
cabaña
bark
corteza
careless
descuidado
fellow
hombre, tipo
cover
abrigo
couch
lecho
twinkle
parpadear, titilar
fireflies
luciérnagas
arise
levantarse, surgir
howl
aullar, rugir
eerily
siniestramente
rock
balancear
to and fro
de un lado a otro
as though
como si
shake
agitar
quench
apagar
glowing
encendidas
embers
ascuas
mercy
merced
shiver
tiritar
seek
buscar
shelter
cobijo, refugio
miserable
abatido, deprimido
creep
arrastrarse
chill
enfriar
bone
hueso
blink
parpadear
gruff voice
voz ronca
rude
grosero
remark
comentario
ashes
cenizas
Vocabulary
rainproof
impermeable
grateful
agradecido
moaning
gemidos
thereupon
inmediatamente
hoodwink
engañar
selfish
egoísta
yell
gritar
harsh
duro, severo
rage
rabia
grope around
buscar a tientas
flat
plana
breathing
respiración
asleep
dormido
raise
levantar
dash
estrellar
blow
golpe
flatten
aplanar
forehead
frente
recover
recuperarse
pained
dolorosa
mocking voice
voz burlona
reward
recompensa
wander
deambular, vagar
selfishness
egoísmo
match
oponente
nurse
cuidar
sore head
cabeza herida
thought
pensamiento
revenge
venganza
injury
herida
shadow
sombra
ahead
por delante
noiselessly
en silencio
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