The Gingerbread Man

Part 1: Man on the run

Die Geschichte vom Lebkuchenmann!

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A little old woman and a little old man live in a little old house. One day the little old woman decides to bake a Gingerbread Man. She gives him cherries for eyes and buttons.

The little old woman and the little old man are very hungry and want to eat the Gingerbread Man. When the woman opens the oven door the little Gingerbread Man jumps out of the oven and through the open kitchen window. He shouts, „Don’t eat me!“.

The little old woman runs after the Gingerbread Man. „Stop! Stop!“, she shouts. The Gingerbread Man just runs faster and faster shouting, „run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!“.

The Gingerbread Man runs into the woods and meets a pig. The pig shouts „Stop! Stop, I want to eat you!“ The Gingerbread Man runs from the pig yelling, „run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!“.

The Gingerbread Man

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Deutsch English
Lebkuchenmann Gingerbread Man
backen to bake
das Küchenfenster kitchen window
schnell rennen to run fast
to catch someone jemanden fangen
the woods die Wälder
essen to eat

Part 2: Chased by the pig!

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The pig runs after the Gingerbread Man, together with the old woman. But the Gingerbread Man is too fast for them.

A little further on, the Gingerbread Man meets a hungry cow who shouts „Stop! Stop! I want to eat you!“. The Gingerbread Man runs from the cow yelling, „run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!“.

The cow runs after the Gingerbread Man, together with the pig and the little old woman. But the Gingerbread Man is too fast for them.

Then the Gingerbread Man meets a horse who shouts, „Stop! Stop!, I want to eat you!“. The Gingerbread Man runs from the horse yelling, „run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!“.

A pig

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Deutsch English
eine hungrige Kuh a hungry cow
rufen to yell
zu schnell too fast
das Pferd horse

Part 3: Caught by the fox!

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The horse runs after the Gingerbread Man, together with the cow, the pig and the little old woman. But the Gingerbread Man is too fast for them.

The Gingerbread Man laughs and laughs, until he comes to a river. „Oh, no!“, he cries. „They will catch me! I have to cross the river!“.

A clever fox appears and says, „I can help you cross the river. Jump on my back and I will swim across“. „You do not want to eat me, do you?“, asks the Gingerbread Man. „Of course not“, says the clever fox. The Gingerbread Man jumps on the back of the fox. The fox then swims through the river. The fox says, „The water gets deeper and deeper. Jump onto my nose.“ So the Gingerbread Man jumps onto the nose of the fox. Then, the clever fox throws the Gingerbread Man into the air. He opens his mouth, then, ‚Snap!‘, catches him in his mouth and eats the Gingerbread Man.

That was the end of the Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

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Deutsch English
to cry weinen
den Fluss überqueren to cross the river
der Rücken back
schwimmen to swim
tiefer und tiefer deeper and deeper
die Nase nose
in die Luft werfen to throw into the air
der Mund mouth