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Der Hahn und das Juwel

Der Fuchs und die KräheGerman short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Hahn und das Juwel


Once upon a time, there was a chicken living in an old farm. It was happily pecking the ground searching for something to eat.


Es war einmal ein Huhn, das auf einem alten Bauernhof lebte. Es pickte glücklich auf dem Boden nach etwas zu essen.



It was something hard and heavy.

The chicken thought, “Oh what is this? I must dig and find out.”


Es war etwas Hartes und Schweres.

Das Huhn dachte: „Oh, was ist das? Ich muss graben und es herausfinden. “



He dug around the item. It was a large necklace made of rubies and gold. It was so beautiful and shiny.


Er kramte um den Gegenstand herum. Es war eine große Halskette aus Rubinen und Gold. Es war so schön und glänzend.



The necklace said, “Today is your lucky day! I am the most beautiful and expensive necklace ever! Nothing is more precious than me.”


Die Kette sagte: „Heute ist dein Glückstag! Ich bin die schönste und teuerste Halskette aller Zeiten! Nichts ist kostbarer als ich. “



The chicken turned away and said, “You may be the most expensive necklace. You may be very costly! You may be the most beautiful. But for me, I would rather choose a single grain of rice!”


Das Huhn wandte sich ab und sagte: „Sie sind vielleicht die teuerste Halskette. Sie können sehr teuer sein! Sie sind vielleicht der Schönste. Aber für mich würde ich lieber ein einziges Reiskorn wählen! “




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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:

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