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Der Löwe, der Bär und der Fuchs

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Löwe, der Bär und der Fuchs


Once upon a time, there was a great famine in the forest. Most of the plant eating animals or Herbivores left the forest. The meat eating animals or the Carnivores, decided to stay on.

The animals were starving and food was rare. One day a bear was searching for food when it saw a lamb. The Bear was ready to jump and eat the lamb when a Lion also saw the Lamb.


Es war einmal eine große Hungersnot im Wald. Die meisten pflanzenfressenden Tiere oder Pflanzenfresser verließen den Wald. Die fleischfressenden Tiere oder die Fleischfresser beschlossen, weiter zu bleiben.

Die Tiere hungerten und Futter war selten. Eines Tages suchte ein Bär nach Nahrung, als er ein Lamm sah. Der Bär war bereit zu springen und das Lamm zu fressen, als ein Löwe auch das Lamm sah.


The Lion growled and moved towards the lamb. The Bear stood in the middle they both attacked each other. Soon, both the Lion and the Bear were very tired and exhausted from all the fighting.


Der Löwe knurrte und ging auf das Lamm zu. Der Bär stand in der Mitte, beide griffen sich gegenseitig an. Bald waren sowohl der Löwe als auch der Bär sehr müde und erschöpft von all den Kämpfen.



Just as they were lying down, a fox ran towards the lamb, grabbed it and ran into the forest. The Bear and the Lion were too tired to chase the fox.

The Bear said, “It would have been better if we had just shared the Lamb.”


Gerade als sie sich hinlegten, rannte ein Fuchs auf das Lamm zu, packte es und rannte in den Wald. Der Bär und der Löwe waren zu müde, um den Fuchs zu jagen.

Der Bär sagte: “Es wäre besser gewesen, wenn wir nur das Lamm geteilt hätten.”




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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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