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Der Löwe und der Esel

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Löwe und der Esel


Once upon a time, a lion was walking down the forest aisle. All the animals were cheering for him and saying how great he was.

The animals bowed. The animals screamed with joy. The animals were truly delighted.


Es war einmal ein Löwe, der den Waldgang entlang ging. Alle Tiere jubelten ihm zu und sagten, wie großartig er war.

Die Tiere verneigten sich. Die Tiere schrien vor Freude. Die Tiere waren wirklich begeistert.


In the midst of all this, there was a stupid donkey which decided that he would look great if he were to make scornful remarks at the lion.

He called out, “BRAAAY!!! The lion walks thinking that he is majestic. In truth he looks just like a loser! Haha.”


Inmitten all dessen gab es einen dummen Esel, der entschied, dass er großartig aussehen würde, wenn er dem Löwen höhnische Bemerkungen machen würde.

Er rief: „BRAAAY !!! Der Löwe geht spazieren und denkt, dass er majestätisch ist. In Wahrheit sieht er aus wie ein Verlierer! Haha. “



The other animals were scandalized. They were terrified as to what the lion would do. The lion was enraged and very angry. He turned his head and saw who had spoken. It was the donkey and the lion turned and walked on quietly.

“I would rather ignore the idiot than honour him by striking him with my paws!”


Die anderen Tiere waren skandalisiert. Sie hatten Angst, was der Löwe tun würde. Der Löwe war wütend und sehr wütend. Er drehte den Kopf und sah, wer gesprochen hatte. Es war der Esel und der Löwe drehte sich um und ging leise weiter.

„Ich würde den Idioten lieber ignorieren, als ihn zu ehren, indem ich ihn mit meinen Pfoten schlage!”




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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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