Spanish short stories – Learning Spanish through English
Aesop’s Fables – El Zorro y la Cuerva
Once upon a time, there was a fox who lived in the woods. One day he was walking around the forest searching for something to eat when he saw a crow sitting on top of a tree. The crow was holding a very large piece of cheese in its mouth.Translate
Érase una vez, un Zorro que vivía en el bosque. Un día, mientras caminaba por el bosque en busca de algo de comer, vio una Cuerva posada en lo alto de un árbol. La Cuerva tenía un gran trozo de queso en el pico.
The fox thought, “Such a tasty piece of cheese. I must trick this crow and eat the cheese for my breakfast.”Translate
El Zorro pensó: “Qué sabroso trozo de queso. Voy a engañar a esta Cuerva y comer el queso para mi desayuno.”.
He sat down under the crow and stared up. He looked as if he was admiring the crow.
“Oh wow. What a beautiful creature you are?”Translate
Se sentó bajo la Cuerva y miró hacia arriba. Se veía como si estuviera admirando a la Cuerva.
“Oh, vaya. ¡Qué criatura tan hermosa es usted!”
The crow stared at him very suspiciously. No one had called her beautiful before. She did not open her mouth.Translate
La Cuerva lo miró con recelo. Nadie la había llamado hermosa antes. Ella no abrió el pico.
The fox continued, “How beautiful you look. You have such an even tone on all your feathers. How beautifully they shine. Such a beautiful bird must have a very lovely voice, since she seems to be perfect in beauty. Will she sing for me in her lovely voice? Maybe he voice will be so beautiful that i shall call her the queen of birds?”Translate
El Zorro continuó: “Qué hermosa se ve. Tiene un tono tan uniforme en todas sus plumas. Qué bien brillan. Un ave tan hermosa debe tener una voz muy hermosa, ya que parece ser perfecta en belleza. ¿Cantaría para mí con su encantadora voz? ¿Quizás su voz será tan hermosa que la llamaré la Reina de las aves?”
The crow was flattered. She had never been praised so much before. She wanted to be called as the queen of birds. She spread her wings, opened her mouth and uttered her loudest caw
La Cuerva se sintió halagada. Nunca antes la habían elogiado tanto. Quería que la llamaran Reina de las aves. Ella extendió sus alas, abrió el pico y lanzó su graznido más fuerte.
The cheese fell off her beak straight into the mouth of the Fox.
The fox ate the cheese and went on its way.Translate
El queso cayó de su pico directamente a la boca del Zorro.
El Zorro se comió el queso y siguió su camino.
Moral: “The flatterer lives at the expense of those who will listen to him.”Translate
Moraleja: El adulador vive a expensas de los que lo escuchan.
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These Spanish 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.