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O Homem e o Leão

Portuguese short stories – Learning Portuguese through English

Aesop’s  Fables – O Homem e o Leão


One upon a time, there was a traveler who was traveling through the forest. He saw a Lion and made good friends with him. They had lunch together and were boasting to each other.


Era uma vez um viajante que estava a viajar pela floresta. Ele viu um Leão e fez bons amigos com ele. Eles almoçaram juntos e estavam se gabando um do outro.


The Lion said, “I am the King of the forest. There is no animal stronger than I am.”

The Man said, “Ha! That is not true. Man is the strongest. He is stronger than any Lion. He is also the wisest.”


O Leão disse: “Eu sou o Rei da floresta. Não há animal mais forte do que eu. ”

O Homem disse: “Ha! Isso é falso. O homem é o mais forte. Ele é mais forte do que qualquer Leão. Ele também é o mais sábio. ”


The Lion said, “Ha! The wisest? The Lion is the wisest of all animals and hence he is the king.”


O Leão disse: “Ha! O mais esperto? O Leão é o mais sábio de todos os animais, portanto, ele é o rei. ”


They were quarreling when they saw the great statue of Heracles. Heracles was tearing a Lion with his bare hands.


Eles estavam a discutir quando viram a grande estátua de Heracles. Heracles estava a rasgar um Leão com as próprias mãos.


The Man said, “Ha! Look at that statue. That is Heracles, a Man. He can kill a Lion so easily. Man is the strongest.”


O Homem disse: “Ha! Olhe para aquela estátua. Esse é Heracles, um homem. Ele pode matar um Leão tão facilmente. O homem é o mais forte. ”


The Lion said, “Ha! The statue is made by a man. If a Lion made the statue, the Lion would be eating Heracles.”


O Leão disse: “Ha! A estátua é feita por um homem. Se um Leão fizesse a estátua, o Leão estaria a comer Heracles. ”


Moral: “It all depends on the point of view, and who tells the story.”


Moral: “Tudo depende do ponto de vista e de quem conta a história”.


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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 Portuguese confidently using English as a base 🙂

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.

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