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Der Astrologe

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Astrologe


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 fortune in the stars.”

He used to stare at the night sky and always thought, “This is what this means…. Ah.. So that is what this means…”


Es war einmal ein Mann, der in einem winzigen Dorf lebte.

Der Mann sagte immer: „Ich bin Astrologe. Ich kann das Schicksal von jedem in den Sternen lesen. “

Er starrte immer in den Nachthimmel und dachte immer: „Das bedeutet das … Ah … also das bedeutet das …”


One day, he was walking to the forest when he saw the stars above.

He thought, “Ah the stars look very different today. It must mean only one thing. The world is going to end. I must warn everyone.”


Eines Tages ging er in den Wald, als er die Sterne oben sah.

Er dachte: „Ah, die Sterne sehen heute ganz anders aus. Es muss nur eins bedeuten. Die Welt wird untergehen. Ich muss alle warnen. “



He stared at the sky and kept walking. He was so engrossed that he did not see a large well in front of him. He fell into the well.

The man could not swim and started to scream. The villagers came and saved him.


Er starrte in den Himmel und ging weiter. Er war so fasziniert, dass er keinen großen Brunnen vor sich sah. Er fiel in den Brunnen.

Der Mann konnte nicht schwimmen und fing an zu schreien. Die Dorfbewohner kamen und retteten ihn.



One man said, “You pretend to read the stars. However, you did not see what was right in front of you. You should pay attention to what is in front of you. The future will take care of itself.”


Ein Mann sagte: „Sie geben vor, die Sterne zu lesen. Sie haben jedoch nicht gesehen, was direkt vor Ihnen war. Sie sollten darauf achten, was vor Ihnen liegt. Die Zukunft wird für sich selbst sorgen. “




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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

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