Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English
Aesop’s Fables – O ganso e o ovo de ouro
Once upon a time, there lived a very poor man who had a Goose. He loved the goose and took care of it very well. The Goose was very happy with him.Translate
Era uma vez um homem muito pobre que tinha um ganso. Ele amou o ganso e cuidou dele muito bem. O Ganso ficou muito feliz com ele.
One day when the man came to see his goose, he saw that the goose had laid a beautiful golden egg. The poor man was very happy. He sold the egg in the market and made a bag of money. He purchased a big bag of tasty grain for his friend, the Goose.Translate
Um dia, quando o homem veio ver o seu ganso, ele viu que o ganso havia posto um lindo ovo de ouro. O pobre homem estava muito feliz. Ele vendeu o ovo no mercado e ganhou uma bolsa de dinheiro. Ele comprou um grande saco de grãos saborosos para o seu amigo, o Ganso.
He said to the Goose, “I am so happy. Thank you for the golden egg. I can now take care of you even better.”Translate
Ele disse ao Ganso: “Estou tão feliz. Obrigado pelo ovo de ouro. Agora posso cuidar de você ainda melhor. ”
The next day the Goose was so happy it laid a second golden egg. The man was not poor now but he was very happy. He sold the egg in the market and made a second bag of money. He purchased a bigger bag of tasty grain for his friend, the Goose.Translate
No dia seguinte, o Ganso estava tão feliz que pôs um segundo ovo de ouro. O homem não era pobre agora, mas estava muito feliz. Ele vendeu o ovo no mercado e ganhou uma segunda bolsa de dinheiro. Ele comprou um saco maior de grãos saborosos para o seu amigo, o Ganso.
He said to the Goose, “I am so happy. Thank you for the two golden eggs. I can now take care of you even better.”Translate
Ele disse ao Ganso: “Estou tão feliz. Obrigado pelos dois ovos de ouro. Agora posso cuidar de você ainda melhor. ”
The goose started to lay a golden egg every day and the man became very rich. The man became very greedy.Translate
O ganso começou a botar um ovo de ouro diariamente e o homem ficou muito rico. O homem ficou muito ganancioso.
He thought, “I still do not have enough money. Maybe if I cut the Goose, I can take out all the golden eggs and become very rich.”Translate
Ele pensou: “Ainda não tenho dinheiro suficiente. Talvez se eu cortar o ganso, eu possa tirar todos os ovos de ouro e ficar muito rico. ”
The man killed the Goose and cut it open. There were no golden eggs inside the Goose. Also all the gold coins he had earned disappeared. The man became poor once again and his friend, the Goose, was dead.Translate
O homem matou o Ganso e o abriu. Não havia ovos de ouro dentro do Ganso. Além disso, todas as moedas de ouro que ele ganhou desapareceram. O homem ficou pobre mais uma vez e o seu amigo, o Ganso, estava morto.
Moral: “Those who have plenty want more and so lose all they have.”Translate
Moral: “Quem tem muito quer mais, potanto, perde tudo o que tem”.
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These Portuguese 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.