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Learning a language through Dual Language Short Stories

Are you searching for beginner’s French short stories or German short stories for children with English translation? OR are you searching for short stories in Spanish for kids or simple and small stories in Dutch? Or maybe are you looking for simple and easy Italian short stories, stories in Swedish and Portuguese? We have it all.
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Learning any new language is always interesting and many people want to become bilingual – to speak fluently in at least 2 languages.

English Short Stories:
Short stories to learn English

There are millions of short stories which have been made in English and many of them are so famous that they are translated across many languages in the world. Becoming fluent in English provides one with endless opportunities in life, right from access to many first world countries to jobs in multinational companies.

Childhood-stories.com has over two hundred short stories in English. There is a fantastic collection of English short stories with over 130 Aesop Fables, 50 Akbar and Birbal stories and 30 Tenali Raman stories. Aesop Fables are world renown while Akbar and Birbal and Tenali Raman are extremely famous in South East Asia, especially India for being very witty and funny.

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German Short Stories

Germany is a dream destination for many students who want to pursue their education as it is one of the most advanced nations in the world. It boasts of the legendary Oktoberfest, large multinational companies such as BMW and Kohler, free education and the best colleges in the world, the most beautifully maintained historical cities and being in the middle of Europe.

German is the primary spoken language in Germany and is a must know as English is spoken by only a small populace. Even so German is the most spoken language in Europe (yes… not English. German is the most spoken language). It is also the national language of Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland.

Childhood-stories.com has over two hundred dual language German short stories where German and English are present side by side. There is a fantastic collection Aesop Fables, Akbar and Birbal stories and Tenali Raman stories.

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Short Stories in Spanish

Spain is a fairytale destination for many travellers and most people would have Spain in their bucketlist of places to see before they die. Did you know that many students who want to pursue their education move to Spain as it is has many great universities.

Spain hosts the legendary bull fighting festival, Tomatina festival, several large multinational companies, free education and Medicare as well. It is considered to be the party haven of Europe and has beautiful historical cities and also beaches and mountains.

As you would have probably guessed, Spanish is the main spoken language in Spain and is a must know. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world after Cantonese and English. It is the national language of many nations in South America, in Mexico and the southern part of North America.

Childhood-stories.com has over one hundred dual language Spanish short stories where you can find Spanish and English are present side by side. It has a fantastic collection Aesop Fables in Spanish, Akbar and Birbal stories in Spanish and Tenali Raman stories in Spanish.

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Short Stories in French

Paris is the fairytale honeymooning destination for almost any traveller in the world. It is also the most well known city for Fashion and most people of any age group would die to go and visit Paris.

Aside from Paris, France has many famous historical cities, hosts the legendary fashion week, boasts of several large multinational brands for retail, free education and Medicare. It has beautiful beaches, great weather and is famous for its fine wine and cheese.

As you would have probably guessed, French is the main spoken language in France and is a must know of course when you live in France. French is the one of the most spoken languages in the world and the third most spoken language in Europe.

Childhood-stories.com has over one hundred dual language French short stories where you can find French and English are present side by side. It has a fantastic collection Aesop Fables in French, Akbar and Birbal stories in French and Tenali Raman stories in French.

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Portuguese Short Stories

Portugal is one of the most visited destinations for almost any European traveller since it has gorgeous beaches and fantastic weather all year round. Portuguese is the main spoken language in Portugal and is a must know of course when you live in Portugal. Portuguese is also the sixth most spoken languages in the world as it is the most spoken language in South America.

Childhood-stories.com has over one hundred dual language Portuguese short stories where you can find Portuguese and English are present side by side. It has a fantastic collection Aesop Fables in Portuguese, Akbar and Birbal stories in Portuguese and Tenali Raman stories in Portuguese.

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Italian Short Stories

Everyone wants to visit Italy for seeing Rome, the heart of the ancient roman civilization, to see the leaning tower of Pisa, to enjoy the water boats of Venice, to see the art festival in Milan. Italy is most famous for its craze for football and its gorgeous beaches, home of the great city of Pompey destroyed by the volcano Vesuvius and many more.

Learning Italian is a dream for many students who want to pursue their education in history. As far as History goes, Italy and Italian is the best.

Italian is the primary spoken language in Italy and is a must know. English is spoken by the populace only in the major cities and not so much even there. It also helps that Italian is one of the most spoken languages in Europe.

Childhood-stories.com has over a hundred dual language Italian short stories for kids. The stories have Italian and English present side by side and they are very simple and easy. These are Italian stories for beginners. There is a fantastic collection Aesop Fables, Akbar and Birbal stories and Tenali Raman stories for beginners in the Italian language.

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Dutch Short Stories

Despite being a very small country, the Netherlands is one of the most beautiful and tourist friendly countries in the world. Amsterdam is one of the cities which are frequented regularly for its party life. It is also famous for its waterways, picturesque windmills, and its quaint villages.

Learning Dutch is a dream for many people who want to pursue their education in Aeronautics or want to work in one of its legendary start ups.

Dutch is the primary spoken language in Netherlands though English is spoken by almost everyone in the Nordic region.

Childhood-stories.com has over a hundred super simple dual language Dutch short stories for kids. The stories have Dutch and English present side by side and they are very simple and easy. These are Dutch stories for beginners. There is a fantastic collection Aesop Fables, Akbar and Birbal stories and Tenali Raman stories for beginners in Dutch language.

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Short Stories in Swedish

Swedish is the primary spoken language in Sweden and is a must know even though English is spoken by most of the populace of 2 million.

Childhood-stories.com has over two hundred dual language Swedish short stories where Swedish and English are present side by side. There is a fantastic collection Aesop Fables, Akbar and Birbal stories and Tenali Raman stories.

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Short Stories in Welsh

Welsh Language is the primary spoken language in Wales and is growing language in popularity. There are many Welsh communities across the world and is a preferred language to learn in England and in Scotland.

Childhood-stories.com has around hundred dual language Welsh short stories with English translation. The Welsh short stories for children have Welsh and English present side by side.

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Short Stories in Japanese

Japanese Language is the primary spoken language in Japan and is growing language in popularity primarily due to popularity of Anime and Manga. There are many Japanese learning communities across the world. Japanese is one of the preferred languages to learn across Europe.

Childhood-stories.com has around hundred dual language Japanese short stories with English translation. The Japanese short stories for children have Japanese and English present side by side.

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