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Het zieke hert

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Aesop’s Fables – Het zieke hert



LEARN DUTCH THROUGH AUDIO STORY – Aesop’s Fables – Het zieke hert


Once upon a time, there was a stag called Mr. Stag. Mr. Stag was sick and had a fever. He was tired and wanted to rest. He wanted to have a long sleep.

Mr. Stag gathered some fruits and vegetables and some sweet grass. He found a nice spot to rest under a tree. Mr. Stag wanted to eat and go to sleep.


Er was eens een rendier dat Meneer hert heette. Meneer hert was ziek en had koorts. Hij was moe en wilde rusten. Hij wilde lang slapen.

Meneer hert verzamelde wat fruit en groenten en wat zoet gras. Hij vond een mooi plekje om uit te rusten onder een boom. Meneer hert wilde eten en gaan slapen.


A bird saw Mr. Stag and came to say hello.

The Bird said, “Hello, Mr. Stag. You look unwell.”

Mr. Stag said, “Yes. I am unwell and wish to have some sleep. Thank you for asking.”

The Bird said, “Oh ok. Please take rest.”


Een vogel zag meneer hert en kwam gedag zeggen.

De Vogel zei: ‘Hallo, meneer Hert. Je ziet er niet goed uit.”

Meneer hert zei: ‘Ja. Ik ben ziek en wil wat slapen. bedankt wel voor het vragen.”

De Vogel zei: “O, oké. Neem alsjeblieft rust.”


The bird saw the food and took a fruit and left.

More and more birds and animals heard that Mr. Stag was sick and came to check. Every one took one fruit or one vegetable or some grass when they left.

Finally Mr. Stag was sick and hungry and could not have a good sleep.

Mr. Stag said, “Most friends act as if they care. Only true friends show their friendship in their actions.”


De vogel zag het eten en nam een ​​vrucht en vertrok.

Steeds meer vogels en dieren hoorden dat meneer hert ziek was en kwamen kijken. Iedereen nam een stuk ​​fruit, een stuk groente of wat gras mee toen ze vertrokken.

Uiteindelijk was meneer Stag ziek en hongerig en kon hij niet goed slapen.

Meneer Stag zei: ‘De meeste vrienden doen alsof ze om je geven. Alleen echte vrienden tonen hun vriendschap in hun acties.”



Moral: “Good will is worth nothing unless it is accompanied by good acts.”


Moraal: “Goede wil is niets waard tenzij het gepaard gaat met goede daden.”


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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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