German short stories – Learning German through English
Aesop’s Fables – Die Hunde und der Fuchs
Once upon a time, there was a great lion who ruled all of the forest. All the animals were afraid of him. When he became old and died, the hunter took his skin and kept it outside the cave as a mark of respect to the king.
One day, a dog saw the skin and thought, “This king used to frighten us so much. We must punish him.”Translate
Es war einmal ein großer Löwe, der den gesamten Wald regierte. Alle Tiere hatten Angst vor ihm. Als er alt wurde und starb, nahm der Jäger seine Haut und hielt sie als Zeichen des Respekts vor dem König außerhalb der Höhle.
Eines Tages sah ein Hund die Haut und dachte: „Dieser König hat uns so sehr erschreckt. Wir müssen ihn bestrafen. “
The other dogs said, “Yes, he must be put to shame. We must show him how strong we are.”
Saying this they began to attack and tear the skin. A fox was walking and saw the dogs attacking the skin of the Lion. He asked what they were doing.Translate
Die anderen Hunde sagten: „Ja, er muss beschämt werden. Wir müssen ihm zeigen, wie stark wir sind. “
Als sie dies sagten, begannen sie anzugreifen und die Haut zu zerreißen. Ein Fuchs ging und sah die Hunde die Haut des Löwen angreifen. Er fragte, was sie machten.
The dogs said, “Look at how brave we are. We are tearing the skin of a lion. We are paying him back for all that he has done.”
The fox scorned at them and laughed, “If the Lion had been alive, this story would have been very different. He would have shown you how sharp his teeth and claws are against yours.”Translate
Die Hunde sagten: „Schau dir an, wie mutig wir sind. Wir reißen die Haut eines Löwen. Wir zahlen ihm alles zurück, was er getan hat. “
Der Fuchs verachtete sie und lachte: „Wenn der Löwe am Leben gewesen wäre, wäre diese Geschichte ganz anders gewesen. Er hätte euch gezeigt, wie scharf seine Zähne und Krallen gegen eure sind. “
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