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Der Hund und die Auster

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Hund und die Auster


Once upon a time, there was a dog who was a glutton. He loved food and loved to eat. He used to eat very fast. He used to eat a lot. He was very greedy.


Es war einmal ein Hund, der ein Vielfraß war. Er liebte Futter und liebte es zu fressen. Er fraß sehr schnell. Er hat immer viel gefressen. Er war sehr gierig.

The dog was very fond of eggs. He frequently visited the chicken coop and used to steal eggs from the hens. He was so greedy that he used to swallow the entire egg. He never used to chew the eggs.


Der Hund liebte Eier sehr. Er besuchte häufig den Hühnerstall und stahl Eier von den Hühnern. Er war so gierig, dass er das ganze Ei schluckte. Er hat nie die Eier gekaut.


One day, the chickens wanted to teach the dog a lesson. They got a large white oyster and placed it outside the chicken coop.


Eines Tages wollten die Hühner dem Hund eine Lektion erteilen. Sie bekamen eine große weiße Auster und stellten sie vor den Hühnerstall.



The dog came to steal eggs and he saw the oyster. He immediately thought that it was an egg. He did not smell the oyster. He did not bite the oyster. He swallowed it completely in one gulp.


Der Hund kam, um Eier zu stehlen, und er sah die Auster. Er dachte sofort, dass es ein Ei war. Er roch die Auster nicht. Er hat die Auster nicht gebissen. Er schluckte es komplett in einem Schluck.




The entire oyster with its full shell was in his stomach. The dog was in a lot of pain but he had learned his lesson.

The dog said, “All that is round is not eggs. I must not be greedy.”



Die ganze Auster mit ihrer vollen Schale war in seinem Magen. Der Hund hatte große Schmerzen, aber er hatte seine Lektion gelernt.

Der Hund sagte: „Nicht alles, was rund ist, ist ein Ei. Ich darf nicht gierig sein. “




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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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