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Die Schlange und der Adler

German short stories – Learning German through English

Aesop’s Fables – Die Schlange und der Adler


Once upon a time, there was serpent. The serpent saw an eagle which was resting in the trees. The serpent wrapped itself around the neck of the eagle.

The Eagle could not reach the serpent with its claws or its beak. He flew into the air and tried to throw it off, but the serpent was very strong. The serpent began to choke him.


Es war einmal eine Schlange. Die Schlange sah einen Adler, der in den Bäumen ruhte. Die Schlange wickelte sich um den Hals des Adlers.

Der Adler konnte die Schlange mit ihren Krallen oder seinem Schnabel nicht erreichen. Er flog in die Luft und versuchte es abzuwerfen, aber die Schlange war sehr stark. Die Schlange begann ihn zu würgen.


The eagle landed near a traveler since it could not breathe. The traveler saw the battle and decided to help the eagle. He pulled the serpent away from the eagle.

The serpent was very angry. He wanted to bite the traveler, but the traveler was very watchful. The serpent bit his water flask. The traveler did not see the snake bite his water flask. The eagle saw the snake bite the flask.


Der Adler landete in der Nähe eines Reisenden, da er nicht atmen konnte. Der Reisende sah die Schlacht und beschloss, dem Adler zu helfen. Er zog die Schlange vom Adler weg.

Die Schlange war sehr wütend. Er wollte den Reisenden beißen, aber der Reisende war sehr wachsam. Die Schlange biss seine Wasserflasche. Der Reisende sah nicht, wie die Schlange seine Wasserflasche biss. Der Adler sah, wie die Schlange die Flasche biss.



When the traveler was near a stream, he wanted to drink some water. When he was just about to drink, the eagle swooped down and took the flask from his hand. The eagle flew far away and hence saved the travelers life.


Als der Reisende in der Nähe eines Baches war, wollte er etwas Wasser trinken. Als er gerade trinken wollte, stürzte der Adler herab und nahm die Flasche aus seiner Hand. Der Adler flog weit weg und rettete damit den Reisenden das Leben.




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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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