German short stories – Learning German through English
Aesop’s Fables – Das Schaf und das Schwein
There was once a shepherd who was roaming around his farm. The sheep were quietly grazing in the meadow. The shepherd noticed a fat pig roaming around near the sheep. He quickly dived on top of the pig and captured him.
The pig squealed loudly at the top of its voice. The squeals were so loud that the sheep could not graze and they stared at the pig.
Es war einmal ein Hirte, der auf seiner Farm herumstreifte. Die Schafe weideten leise auf der Wiese. Der Hirte bemerkte ein dickes Schwein, das in der Nähe der Schafe herumstreifte. Er tauchte schnell auf das Schwein und nahm ihn gefangen.
Das Schwein quietschte laut. Das Quietschen war so laut, dass die Schafe nicht grasen konnten und sie starrten das Schwein an.
“SQUEAAAAAAAL! SQUEAAAAAAAL! ”
The shepherd did not hurt the pig but the pig made such loud sounds that one would think that it was very hurt. However, despite its loud squeals and moving, the Shepherd tucked the pig under his arm and headed towards the market.
The pig continued to scream, “SQUEAAAAAAAL! SQUEAAAAAAAL!”Translate
Der Hirte hat das Schwein nicht verletzt, aber das Schwein machte so laute Geräusche, dass man denken würde, dass es sehr verletzt war. Trotz des lauten Quietschens und der Bewegung steckte der Hirte das Schwein unter seinen Arm und ging zum Markt.
Das Schwein schrie weiter: „SQUEAAAAAAAL! SQUEAAAAAAAL! ”
The sheep followed the Shepherd and the pig until the gate of the pasture. They were astonished as well as amused by the behaviour of the pig.
One of the sheep said, “My dear fellow, why do you squeal so loudly. The shepherd is not so evil. Often he catches one of us and carries us off. But we would never make such terrible sounds. We would be ashamed of this.”
“That is all well, but he catches you to take wool. SQUEAL!!!! He catches me to take bacon!”Translate
Die Schafe folgten dem Hirten und dem Schwein bis zum Tor der Weide. Sie waren sowohl erstaunt als auch amüsiert über das Verhalten des Schweins.
Eines der Schafe sagte: „Mein Lieber, warum quietschst du so laut? Der Hirte ist nicht so böse. Oft fängt er einen von uns und trägt uns weg. Aber wir würden niemals so schreckliche Geräusche machen. Wir würden uns dafür schämen. “
“Das ist schon gut, aber er erwischt dich, um Wolle zu nehmen. QUIETSCHEN!!!! Er erwischt mich, um Speck zu nehmen! “
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