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Kråkan i kungariket

Swedish Dual Language short stories – Learning Swedish through English

Akbar and Birbal – Kråkan i kungariket


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.


En gång gick kung Akbar runt palatsträdgården med Birbal. Birbal var känd för att vara väldigt smart och Akbar testade alltid honom.


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.”


Kung Akbar såg en kråka och tänkte, ”Låt mig testa Birbal. Jag kommer att ge honom en fråga som är omöjlig att lösa. ”


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.”


Kung Akbar sa till Birbal: “Kära Birbal, hur många kråkor finns det i vårt rike?”

Birbal tänkte ett ögonblick och sa sedan: ”Min kung, det finns åttio tusen niohundra trehundra tre kråkor i riket.”


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?”


Kung Akbar blev förvånad och förundrad över att höra svaret. Han ville veta hur Birbal gav honom ett sådant nummer utan att räkna.

Kung Akbar sa, ”Hur kan du säga så säkert? Tänk om det finns fler kråkor än så? ”


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 sa, “Sedan finns det kråkor från andra städer som har kommit hit för att besöka sina släktingar och vänner.”

Kung Akbar skrattade och frågade: ”Visst. Vad händer om det finns mindre kråkor än så? ”


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 sa, “Sedan har kråkor från vårt kungarike åkt till andra städer för att besöka sina släktingar och vänner.”

Akbar var mycket nöjd med svaret och gav honom 100 guldmynt för sin vishet och intellekt.


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


Det finns alltid en lösning om man tänker kreativt.


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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 Swedish confidently using English as a base 🙂 These Swedish Dual Language short stories are super cool to read for beginners and also for entertaining children. Akbar and Birbal  is among the best stories that can be studied on a daily basis. 

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