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De slang en de adelaar

Dutch short stories – Learning Dutch through English short stories

Aesop’s Fables – De slang en de adelaar



LEARN DUTCH THROUGH AUDIO STORY – De slang en de adelaar


Once upon a time, there was a serpent. The serpent saw an eagle which was resting in the trees. The serpent wrapped itself around the neck of the eagle.

The Eagle could not reach the serpent with its claws or its beak. He flew into the air and tried to throw it off, but the serpent was very strong. The serpent began to choke him.


Er was eens een slang. De slang zag een adelaar die in de bomen rustte. De slang wikkelde zich om de nek van de adelaar.

De Adelaar kon de slang niet bereiken met zijn klauwen of zijn snavel. Hij vloog de lucht in en probeerde de slang van hem af te gooien, maar de slang was erg sterk. De slang begon hem te verstikken.


The eagle landed near a traveler since it could not breathe. The traveler saw the battle and decided to help the eagle. He pulled the serpent away from the eagle.

The serpent was very angry. He wanted to bite the traveler, but the traveler was very watchful. The serpent bit his water flask. The traveler did not see the snake bite his water flask. The eagle saw the snake bite the flask.


De adelaar landde in de buurt van een reiziger omdat hij niet kon ademen. De reiziger zag de strijd en besloot de adelaar te helpen. Hij trok de slang weg van de adelaar.

De slang was erg boos. Hij wilde de reiziger bijten, maar de reiziger was erg waakzaam. De slang beet in zijn waterfles. De reiziger zag de slang niet in zijn waterfles bijten. De adelaar zag de slang in de fles bijten.


When the traveler was near a stream, he wanted to drink some water. When he was just about to drink, the eagle swooped down and took the flask from his hand. The eagle flew far away and hence saved the travelers life.


Toen de reiziger in de buurt van een beek was, wilde hij wat water drinken. Toen hij op het punt stond te drinken, dook de arend naar beneden en nam de fles uit zijn hand. De adelaar vloog ver weg en redde zo het leven van de reizigers.


Moral: “An act of kindness is well repaid.”


Moraal: “Een vriendelijke daad wordt goed beloond.”


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About: Studying through Dual Language immersion is among the best techniques for learning a new language. The objective of this website is to teach yourself how to read and speak Dutch confidently using English as a base 🙂 These Dutch short stories are super cool to read for beginners and also for entertaining children. Akbar and Birbal Fables are among the best stories that can be studied on a daily basis.

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