Three Little Pigs

Part 1: The big, bad wolf

Die Geschichte von den drei Schweinchen!

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Near the forest, there lives a mother pig, who has three little pigs. When the pigs are too big to live with their mother, she says to them, „This house is too small for you. Go and build your own houses. But take care that the wolf does not catch you.“

The first little pig builds his house from straw. He works all day long. When his house is finished, he is a very happy pig. He says, „Now I’m safe from the big, bad wolf.“

The second little pig says: „I will build a better house than yours. I will build my house from sticks.“ He works all day and all night. When his house is finished, he is a very happy pig. He says, „Now the big, bad wolf can’t catch me.“

The third little pig says, „I will build the best house! I will build my house from bricks.“ He works for two whole days. When his house is finished, he is a very happy pig. He says, „I’m safe from the big, bad wolf here.“

In the night, when it is dark and cold, the big, bad wolf comes out of the forest. He goes to the house made from straw and says, „Little pig, little pig, let me in!“

„Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin“, says the little pig.

The angry wolf takes a deep breath. With a huff and a puff, he blows the house down and eats the little pig.

The three pigs

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Deutsch English
bauen to build
fangen to catch
das Stroh straw
den ganzen Tag lang all day long
sicher sein to be safe
der große, böse Wolf the big bad wolf
Stöcke sticks
die Backsteine bricks
lass mich hinein… let me in…
Nicht beim Haar an meinem Schnäuzchen… Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin…
tief Luft holen to take a deep breath
husten und prusten a huff and a puff
er pustet das Haus zusammen he blows the house down

Part 2: The end of the wolf!

Die Geschichte von den drei Schweinchen!

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Then the wolf goes to the house of sticks. He says, „Little pig, little pig, let me in!“

„Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin“, says the little pig.

The wolf laughs. „What a silly pig!“, he says. With a huff and a puff, he blows the house down and eats the little pig.

Then the wolf goes to the house made from bricks.

He says, „Little pig, little pig, let me in!“

„Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin“, says the little pig.

The wolf blows and blows but he cannot blow the house down.

The wolf gets very, very angry.

He says, „I will climb down your chimney to get you.“

The little pig is very frightened, but he says nothing. He lights a big fire in the fireplace and puts a big pot of water on the fire, to boil. The wolf begins to climb up the house. Then he begins to climb down the chimney. Suddenly, he falls into the pot with a big splash. That is the end of the wolf. The third little pig is too clever for him.

He lives happily ever after.

The big, bad wolf
Deutsch English
dummes Schwein silly pig
der Wolf wird sehr wütend the wolf gets very angry
Angst haben to be frightened
ein Feuer anzünden to light a fire
die Feuerstelle fireplace
ein großer Topf mit Wasser a big pot of water
kochen to boil
to climb up the house auf das Haus klettern
den Kamin herunterklettern to climb down the chimney
ein großer Platscher a big splash
zu schlau too clever