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Der Wolf im Schafspelz

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Der Wolf im Schafspelz


Mr. Wolf was very hungry and was searching for food. He saw a shepherd herding a large number of sheep.

He thought, “Oh, lucky me. I shall have one of those sheep for lunch”.


Herr Wolf war sehr hungrig und suchte nach Nahrung. Er sah einen Hirten, der eine große Anzahl von Schafen hütete.

Er dachte: „Oh, ich habe Glück. Ich werde eines dieser Schafe zum Mittagessen haben. “


When he was near the sheeps, they started to cry out loudly.



Als er in der Nähe der Schafe war, fingen sie an laut zu schreien.



The farmer came with stick and chased the wolf away. The wolf was thinking of a plan to catch the sheep when he saw some sheepskin next to the trees.

“I have a cunning plan”, he said to himself.


Der Bauer kam mit Stock und jagte den Wolf weg. Der Wolf dachte an einen Plan, um die Schafe zu fangen, als er neben den Bäumen Schaffell sah.

„Ich habe einen listigen Plan”, sagte er sich.



He wore the sheepskin all around himself and he looked exactly like a sheep. He went in and all the sheep thought that the wolf was just another sheep. He quickly led one sheep away into the forest and killed it for lunch.


Er trug das Schaffell um sich herum und sah genauso aus wie ein Schaf. Er ging hinein und alle Schafe dachten, der Wolf sei nur ein weiteres Schaf. Er führte schnell ein Schaf in den Wald und tötete es zum Mittagessen.



The next day, he came to the same flock dressed like a sheep. The shepherd was walking around petting the sheep. Every time he pet a sheep, the sheep would say “BAAAAAAAAAH”


Am nächsten Tag kam er zu derselben Herde, die wie ein Schaf gekleidet war. Der Hirte ging herum und streichelte die Schafe. Jedes Mal, wenn er ein Schaf streichelte, sagten die Schafe „BAAAAAAAAAH“.



He soon came and pet the wolf, who tried to shout “BAAAAAAAAAH”. But can a wolf say “BAAAAAAAAAH”? No.

The wolf said, “GROOOOOWL”


Er kam bald und streichelte den Wolf, der versuchte, „BAAAAAAAAAH” zu rufen. Aber kann ein Wolf „BAAAAAAAAAH” sagen? Nein.

Der Wolf sagte: „GROOOOOWL”



The wolf was caught and beaten by the shepherd. He did not come near the sheep ever again.


Der Wolf wurde vom Hirten gefangen und geschlagen. Er kam nie wieder in die Nähe der Schafe.




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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. 


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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. 

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