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Die Ameise und die Taube

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Die Ameise und die Taube


Once upon a time, there was a very kind Dove who lived in the forest. The Dove used to help every creature in the forest no matter what.


Es war einmal eine sehr freundliche Taube, die im Wald lebte. Die Taube half jeder Kreatur im Wald, egal was passierte.



The Dove was pecking at some grains when she saw an Ant fall into the brook. The Ant was struggling to get back to the bank. The kind Dove plucked out a long grass and dropped it close to the Ant. The Ant was able to climb on top and hold on to it. The Ant was able to push itself to the shore and save its life.


Die Taube pickte an einigen Körnern, als sie eine Ameise in den Bach fallen sah. Die Ameise hatte Mühe, zur Bank zurückzukehren. Die freundliche Taube pflückte ein langes Gras und ließ es in die Nähe der Ameise fallen. Die Ameise konnte oben klettern und sich daran festhalten. Die Ameise konnte sich ans Ufer drängen und ihr Leben retten.


Soon afterwards, the Ant saw a hunter standing and holding a rock. The Ant turned and saw that the hunter was about the throw the rock straight at his friend, the Dove and kill him. The Ant ran as fast as he could towards the man. When the man was about to throw the stone, the Ant bit the man hard on his heel. The man screamed in pain.


Bald darauf sah die Ameise einen Jäger stehen und einen Stein halten. Die Ameise drehte sich um und sah, dass der Jäger gerade dabei war, den Stein direkt auf seinen Freund, die Taube, zu werfen und ihn zu töten. Die Ameise rannte so schnell er konnte auf den Mann zu. Als der Mann den Stein werfen wollte, biss die Ameise den Mann hart auf die Ferse. Der Mann schrie vor Schmerz.




The Dove heard the man screaming and flew away from the hunter.



Die Taube hörte den Mann schreien und flog vom Jäger weg.




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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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