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German Short Story Books to Boost Your Learning

Short stories in German
Short stories in German have often been thought of as the ideal short story form. The short story form is intrinsically linked to German literature in shaping the tone and style of modern prose, and the German short story has had…

Vocabulary: Important for every language to excel

Simple French stories
The importance of vocabulary in any language cannot be overstated. If you don’t have a lot of words, it’s tough to communicate effectively. You won’t be able to refer to other objects, acts, or events if you don’t have enough…

Top 5 German Short Stories for Beginners

Learning is an endless process, and the person should always keep on learning new things and adding them to the skills. It is seen that many people are interested in learning new languages. One of the most common languages learned…

The Two Pots – 二つの壺

The Two Pots – 二つの壺   Once upon a time, there were two pots. The first pot was made of brass. He was strong and heavy. The second pot was made of clay. He was brittle and weak. The brass…

The Mule – ラバ

The Mule – ラバ Once upon a time, there was a Mule who wanted to show off. The Mule woke up one day and was filled with energy. He ran around as fast as he could. He thought, “My father…

The Two Pots – Y Ddau Bot

The Two Pots – Y Ddau Bot   Once upon a time, there were two pots. The first pot was made of brass. He was strong and heavy. The second pot was made of clay. He was brittle and weak.…

The Sick Stag – Y Carw Sal

The Sick Stag – Y Carw Sal   Once upon a time, there was a stage called Mr. Stag. Mr. Stag was sick and had fever. He was tired and wanted to rest. He wanted to have a long sleep. Mr.…

The Mule – Y Mul

The Mule – Y Mul Once upon a time, there was a Mule who wanted to show off. The Mule woke up one day and was filled with energy. He ran around as fast as he could. He thought, “My…

The Magic Carpet – Y Carped Hud

The Magic Carpet – Y Carped Hud   One day, John was playing in the Garden. His dog Bowbow was playing with him. Bow Bow finds a very large carpet in the corner. “Woof Woof” says Bowbow, wagging his tail.…

Il lupo travestito da pecora

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il lupo travestito da pecora   Mr. Wolf was very hungry and was searching for food. He saw a shepherd herding a large number of sheep. He thought, “Oh,…

Il lupo e la gru

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il lupo e la gru   Once upon a time, there was a very wicked wolf. The wolf was eating a large fish. In its greed, it ate a…

Il cinghiale e la volpe

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il cinghiale e la volpe   A wild boar was scraping his tusks on a rock. SCRAPE! SCRAPE! SCRAPE! He scraped through busily, slowly sharpening his tusks. A fox…

Le due capre

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Le due capre   There was once a forest. A large river cut the forest into two and it ran very deep. There was a log which connected both…

I viaggiatori e il platano

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – I viaggiatori e il platano   Once upon a time, there were two travellers. They were walking from one town to another town. The sun was bright and it…

Il cervo e il suo riflesso

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il cervo e il suo riflesso   There was once a Stag who lived in the forest. He had long and beautiful antlers which he was very proud of.…

Il bue e il moscerino

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il bue e il moscerino   Once upon a time, there was a large Ox who was eating grass in the meadow. He was silent and happy. He was…

Il bue e le rane

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il bue e le rane   Once upon a time, there lived a family of frogs in a pond. There was papa Frog who had a fat belly and…

Il gufo e la cavalletta

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il gufo e la cavalletta   Once upon a time, there was a very old and wise owl. The owl lived in the hollow of an old oak tree.…

La quercia e le canne

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La quercia e le canne   Once upon a time, there was a mighty Oak tree.  The Oak tree was very proud of its great strength. Beside the tree…

La madre e il lupo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La madre e il lupo   Mr. Wolf was very hungry and was searching for food. He was walking near a hut in the village. The wolf heard a…

Il Leone e il topo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il Leone e il topo   Once upon a time, there was a large Lion who was asleep in the forest. His huge head was resting on his paws…

La lepre e la tartaruga

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La lepre e la tartaruga   A hare was making fun of a tortoise for being very slow. The hare said, “Ha Ha, Mr. Tortoise. Look how slow you…

La lepre e le orecchie

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La lepre e le orecchie   The king of the forest, the mighty Lion, was once eating a goat when the horns of the goat pierced him. He was…

La cavalletta e le formiche

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La cavalletta e le formiche   In a large and beautiful field on one warm and lovely summer’s day, a grasshopper was happily hopping about. He was chirping and…

La rana e il topo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La rana e il topo   A simple and young mouse was happily drinking water from a pond. A cunning frog was watching the mouse. He thought of a…

La volpe e la cicogna

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La volpe e la cicogna   The fox is a very sly animal. He always wants to play tricks on every neighbour in the forest. He particularly loved making…

La volpe e l’uva

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La volpe e l’uva   Once upon a time, a fox was walking down the forest. He saw a grape vine climbing up a tree. There was a bunch…

La volpe e la capra

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La volpe e la capra   Mr. Fox was walking down the forest when he accidentally fell into a well. The well was not deep but he could not…

La volpe e il corvo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La volpe e il corvo   Once upon a time, there was a fox who lived in the woods. One day he was walking around the forest searching for…

Il corvo e il lanciatore

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il corvo e il lanciatore   Once upon a time, it was summer and the land was very dry. A crow was very thirsty and flew around searching for…

Il gallo e la volpe

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il gallo e la volpe   There was once a wise Cock, “Mr. Cockadoodledoo” who lived in a big farm. Every morning at dawn, he used to wake up…

Il ragazzo e le nocciole

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Il ragazzo e le nocciole   There was once a boy who was very greedy. His mother wanted to teach him a lesson. His mother filled up a jar…

L’orso e le api

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – L’orso e le api   Mr. Bear was roaming around the forest searching for something nice to eat. He thought, “I like berries. Berries are tasty. But I like…

L’Astrologo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – L’Astrologo   Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a tiny village. The man used to say, “I am an astrologer. I can read anyone’s…

L’asino e le cavallette

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – L’asino e le cavallette   Once upon a time, there was an Ass which lived in a big farm. Next to the farm, there was a pond and a…

L’asino e il cane

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – L’asino e il cane   There was one a man who had a pet Dog. He also owned an Ass. The man loved his dog. The dog would jump…

L’asino e il suo padrone

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – L’asino e il suo padrone   Once upon a time, there was a farmer who was travelling with his donkey to the market. The market to was at the…

La formica e la colomba

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – La formica e la colomba   Once upon a time, there was a very kind Dove who lived in the forest. The Dove used to help every creature in…

Mercurio e il Boscaiolo

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Mercurio e il Boscaiolo   Once upon a time, there was a poor wood cutter. He used to cut wood in the forests and sell it in the market…

Maestro Airone e il pesce

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Aesop’s Fables – Maestro Airone e il pesce   It was the earliest of morning and it was cold. The fish were swimming in the shallow waters of the pond to keep…

Chi è il re?

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – Chi è il re?   Once upon a time, Birbal was sent to the neighbouring kingdom as an ambassador. The king in the neighbouring kingdom had heard of…

la pentola di riso

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – la pentola di riso   Once upon a time, King Akbar was walking around the lake with his minister Birbal. The weather was very cold. The King touched…

La pentola

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – La pentola   Once upon a time, King Akbar had an argument with his minister Birbal. King Akbar was so angry that he ordered Birbal to leave the…

L’albero di mango

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – L’albero di mango   Once upon a time, there were two brothers living in Akbar’s kingdom. They had a big fight over a large mango tree. The elder…

La bacchetta magica

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – La bacchetta magica   Once upon a time, a rich merchant was robbed in the Akbar’s kingdom. The merchant was very upset and wanted justice. He went to…

L’anello del re

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – L’anello del re   Once upon a time, Akbar lost a ring which was very valuable. The ring was a gift from his father and Akbar became very…

I baffi del re

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – I baffi del re   Once upon a time, King Akbar announced, “My dear courtiers, I have a problem for which I need a solution immediately.” Everyone in…

I corvi nel regno

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Akbar and Birbal – I corvi nel regno   Once upon a time, King Akbar was walking around the palace garden with Birbal. Birbal was famous for being very clever and Akbar…

Tenali Raman e il cavallo

Tenali Raman and the Horse trader
Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e il cavallo   Once, King Krishnadevaraya wanted to test his courtiers. He gave each courtier one horse to take care of. He told them that the…

Tenali Raman e il Jinx

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e il Jinx   Tenali Raman was a famous minister in the court of King Krishnadevaraya, the ruler of Vijayanagar. Tenali Raman was very famous for his…

Tenali Raman e le tre bambole

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e le tre bambole   One day, a famous pundit came to the King’s court. He was well learned and wanted to pose a challenge to the…

Tenali Raman e i due ladri

Italian short stories – Learning Italian through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e i due ladri   One summer night, Tenali Raman and his wife were about to go to sleep. Suddenly there was a sound. It was the…

O macaco e o golfinho

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O macaco e o golfinho   Once upon a time, there was a Greek ship sailing towards the Piraeus, the port of Athens and the greatest port in the…

O macaco e o gato

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O macaco e o gato   Once upon a time, a monkey and a cat lived as pets in the same house. They were the best of friends and…

O Homem e o Leão

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O Homem e o Leão   One upon a time, there was a traveler who was traveling through the forest. He saw a Lion and made good friends with…

O Leão e o asno

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O Leão e o asno   Once upon a time, a lion was walking down the forest aisle. All the animals were cheering for him and saying how great…

O ganso e o ovo de ouro

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O ganso e o ovo de ouro   Once upon a time, there lived a very poor man who had a Goose. He loved the goose and took care…

Os sapos que desejavam um rei

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – Os sapos que desejavam um rei   Once upon a time, there lived a big Family of frogs in a pond. There was no king and hence they spent…

A raposa e o leão

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – A raposa e o leão   Once upon a time, there was Lion who was old.  The Lion was slow and could not hunt anymore.  One day he was…

Os cães e a raposa

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – Os cães e a raposa   Once upon a time, there was a great lion who ruled all of the forest. All the animals were afraid of him. When…

O galo, o cachorro e a raposa

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O galo, o cachorro e a raposa   There was once a wise Cock, “Mr. Cockadoodledoo” who lived in a big farm. Every morning at dawn, he used to…

O cachorro e as peles

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O cachorro e as peles   There were a few dogs which lived in the village. In the village, there lived a tanner. The tanner used to make leather…

O Corvo e o Cisne

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O Corvo e o Cisne   A crow is born with the blackest of feathers. He looked dark and he was ashamed of his colour. He once saw a…

O Camelo e o Leão

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O Camelo e o Leão   Once upon a time, a young Lion was made king of the forest. The old lion had retired. There was great celebration in…

O pacote de varas

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – O pacote de varas   Once upon a time, there was a father and mother who lived in a small village. They had four children who would always quarrel…

A raposa e as uvas

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Aesop’s  Fables – A raposa e as uvas   Once upon a time, a fox was walking down the forest. He saw a grape vine climbing up a tree. There was a…

Encurte a estrada

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – Encurte a estrada   Once upon a time, King Akbar was on his way to another kingdom for a wedding. He was travelling by horse along with guards…

O bigode do rei

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – O bigode do rei   Once upon a time, King Akbar announced, “My dear courtiers, I have a problem for which I need a solution immediately.” Everyone in…

A mangueira

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – A mangueira   Once upon a time, there were two brothers living in Akbar’s kingdom. They had a big fight over a large mango tree. The elder brother…

Quem é o rei?

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – Quem é o rei?   Once upon a time, Birbal was sent to the neighbouring kingdom as an ambassador. The king in the neighbouring kingdom had heard of…

O Anel do Rei

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – O Anel do Rei   Once upon a time, Akbar lost a ring which was very valuable. The ring was a gift from his father and Akbar became…

Os corvos no reino

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – Os corvos no reino   Once upon a time, King Akbar was walking around the palace garden with Birbal. Birbal was famous for being very clever and Akbar…

O Bastão Mágico

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – O Bastão Mágico   Once upon a time, a rich merchant was robbed in the Akbar’s kingdom. The merchant was very upset and wanted justice. He went to…

O pote

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Akbar and Birbal – O pote   Once upon a time, King Akbar had an argument with his minister Birbal. King Akbar was so angry that he ordered Birbal to leave the…

Tenali Raman e o gato

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e o gato   One day, King Krishnadevaraya was discussing in his court about cats. King Krishnadevaraya loved cats and he had many cats in his palace.…

Tenali Raman e as três bonecas

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e as três bonecas   One day, a famous pundit came to the King’s court. He was well learned and wanted to pose a challenge to the…

Tenali Raman e a maldição

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English Tenali Raman – Tenali Raman e a maldição   Tenali Raman was a famous minister in the court of King Krishnadevaraya, the ruler of Vijayanagar. Tenali Raman was very famous for his…

Astrologen

Swedish Dual Language short stories – Learning Swedish through English Aesop’s Fables – Astrologen   Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a tiny village. The man used to say, “I am an astrologer. I can…