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Das Maultier

Basic German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Das Maultier


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 must have been a powerful racehorse. I feel like a racehorse. No horse must be faster than me.”


Es war einmal ein Maultier, das angeben wollte. Das Maultier wachte eines Tages auf und war voller Energie. Es rannte so schnell herum, wie es konnte..

Er dachte: „Mein Vater muss ein mächtiges Rennpferd gewesen sein. Ich fühle mich wie ein Rennpferd. Kein Pferd darf schneller sein als ich. “



Next day he was put into a harness and that evening he tried to run. He was so slow that he was disheartened.

The Mule said, “I am so sad. My father was an Ass after all.”


Am nächsten Tag wurde er in ein Geschirr gesteckt und an diesem Abend versuchte er zu rennen. Er war so langsam, dass er entmutigt war.

Das Maultier sagte: „Ich bin so traurig. Mein Vater war doch ein Esel. “


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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 German confidently using English as a base 🙂 These German short stories are super cool to read for beginners and also for entertaining children. Aesop’s Fables are among the best stories that can be studied on a daily basis. 


About the Editor
The author of this German dual language short story is a C1 Goethe certified German language expert. He has over 5 years’ experience in teaching German and over 8 years learning. 

He has conducted over 1000 plus hours of classes to over 300 students. In simple words (his words as well as his student’s words), he is AWESOME!!! He can be reached out to at deindeutschlehrer24@gmail.com

He also provides German Language courses for A1, A2 and B1 levels. Below are the details for the same:

Fees for A1, A2 and B1 levels are 120€,140€ and 160€ respectively.

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