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Der Mann und der Löwe

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Mann und der Löwe


One upon a time, there was a traveler who was traveling through the forest. He saw a Lion and made good friends with him. They had lunch together and were boasting to each other.

The Lion said, “I am the King of the forest. There is no animal stronger than I am.”


Es war einmal ein Reisender, der durch den Wald reiste. Er sah einen Löwen und freundete sich mit ihm an. Sie aßen zusammen zu Mittag und rühmten sich miteinander.

Der Löwe sagte: „Ich bin der König des Waldes. Es gibt kein stärkeres Tier als ich. “


The Man said, “Ha! That is not true. Man is the strongest. He is stronger than any Lion. He is also the wisest.”

The Lion said, “Ha! The wisest? The Lion is the wisest of all animals and hence he is the king.”


Der Mann sagte: „Ha! Das ist nicht wahr. Der Mensch ist der Stärkste. Er ist stärker als jeder Löwe. Er ist auch der weiseste. “

Der Löwe sagte: „Ha! Der Weiseste? Der Löwe ist das weiseste aller Tiere und daher der König. “



They were quarreling when they saw the great statue of Heracles. Heracles was tearing a Lion with his bare hands.


Sie stritten sich, als sie die große Statue des Herakles sahen. Herakles riss einen Löwen mit bloßen Händen auf.



The Man said, “Ha! Look at that statue. That is Heracles, a Man. He can kill a Lion so easily. Man is the strongest.”


Der Mann sagte: „Ha! Schau dir diese Statue an. Das ist Herakles, ein Mann. Er kann einen Löwen so leicht töten. Der Mensch ist der Stärkste. “



The Lion said, “Ha! The statue is made by a man. If a Lion made the statue, the Lion would be eating Heracles.”


Der Löwe sagte: „Ha! Die Statue wurde von einem Mann gemacht. Wenn ein Löwe die Statue machen würde, würde der Löwe Herakles essen. “




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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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