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Die Krähen im Königreich

Once upon a time, King Akbar was walking around the palace garden with Birbal. Birbal was famous for being very clever and Akbar always kept testing him.

King Akbar saw a crow and thought, “Let me test the wit of Birbal. I will give him a question which is impossible to solve.”


Es war einmal, als König Akbar mit Birbal durch den Palastgarten ging. Birbal war berühmt dafür, sehr klug zu sein und Akbar testete ihn immer wieder.

König Akbar sah eine Krähe und dachte: „Lass mich den Intelligenz von Birbal testen. Ich werde ihm eine Frage stellen, die unmöglich zu lösen ist.“



King Akbar said to Birbal, “Dear Birbal, how many crows are there in our kingdom?”

Birbal thought for a moment and then said, “My king, there are eighty thousand nine hundred and ninety three crows in the kingdom.”


König Akbar sagte zu Birbal: Lieber Birbal, wie viele Krähen gibt es in unserem Königreich?

Birbal dachte einen Moment nach und sagte dann: „Mein König, es gibt achtzigtausendneunhundertdreiundneunzig Krähen im Königreich.”


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King Akbar was surprised and amazed to hear the answer. He wanted to know how Birbal was giving him such a number without counting.

King Akbar said, “How can you say so surely? What if there are more crows than that?”


König Akbar war überrascht und erstaunt, die Antwort zu hören. Er wollte wissen, wie Birbal ihm eine solche Nummer gab, ohne zu zählen.

König Akbar sagte: „Wie können Sie das so sicher sagen? Was ist, wenn es mehr Krähen gibt? “



Birbal said, “Then there are crows from other cities which have come here to visit their relatives and friends.”

King Akbar laughed and asked, “Fine. What if there are lesser crows than that?”


Birbal sagte: „Dann gibt es Krähen aus anderen Städten, die hierher gekommen sind, um ihre Verwandten und Freunde zu besuchen.”

König Akbar lachte und fragte: „Gut. Was ist, wenn es weniger Krähen gibt?“



Birbal said, “Then crows from our Kingdom have gone to other cities to visit their relatives and friends.”

Akbar was very happy with the response and gave him 100 gold coins for his wit and intellect.


Birbal sagte: „Dann sind Krähen aus unserem Königreich in andere Städte gegangen, um ihre Verwandten und Freunde zu besuchen.”

Akbar war sehr zufrieden mit der Antwort und gab ihm 100 Goldmünzen für seinen Witz und Intellekt.


Moral: There is always a solution if one thinks creatively.


Moral: Es gibt immer eine Lösung, wenn man kreativ denkt.



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