Life of Pi 少年 Pi 的奇幻漂流


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  How can 3.14159 have a life? However, the mathematical ratio that is pi is not the focus of Life of Pi, Ang Lee's new movie. Pi, which is short for Piscine, is a teenage boy from Pondicherry, India who survives a life-changing experience. As the son of a zoo owner, Pi is quite familiar with animals since he has spent time observing and taking care of them firsthand.


  Due to the political situation in the country, Pi's father decides to sell the animals and move the family to Canada. They travel on a cargo ship along with several of the sold animals. A few days out of port, the ship sinks and Pi ends up in a lifeboat drifting aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean. He is not alone, though. Sharing the same small space are a female orangutan, an injured zebra, a hungry hyena, and a 200-kilogram Bengal tiger whose name is Richard Parker. Pi must find a way to survive with very little food and water and avoid being eaten by the animals. Life of Pi is truly a magical adventure, so don't miss it in theaters this month.




Words & Phrases


  1. be short for...  是……的簡稱
    Our son Alex, which is short for Alexander, just got accepted into Oxford.
    我們的兒子 Alex,也就是 Alexander 的小名,剛錄取進入牛津大學。
  2. observe  vt. 觀察
    Jack prefers to observe people who are walking by while his wife shops at the mall.
    傑克的老婆在購物中心血拼時,他比較喜歡觀察在裡頭來來往往的人群。
  3. firsthand adv. 直接地,第一手地
    The journalist has experienced living in a battle zone firsthand.
    那名記者曾親身體驗過戰地生活。
  4. political a. 政治(上)的
    The political leader of that African country was accused of being involved in a scandal.
    該非洲國家的政治領導者被指控捲入一件醜聞。
  5. sink vi. 下沉,沉沒(三態為:sink, sank [ sAGk ], sunk [ sVGk ]。)
    Lily watched as the coin sank to the bottom of the wishing well.
    莉莉看著硬幣慢慢沉到許願池底部。
  6. drift vi.(在水上或空中)漂流;飄
    The boat began to drift out to sea when the rope which held it to the dock became lose.
    將船隻繫在碼頭邊的纜繩鬆開後,那艘船就開始往岸外漂去。
  7. aimlessly adv. 漫無目的地,無目標地
    Luke wandered the streets aimlessly after his friend stood him up.
    被朋友放鴿子後,路克就漫無目的地在街上遊蕩。
  8. injured a. 受傷的
    Bob took the injured dog to the nearest animal clinic for treatment.
    ?伯帶著那隻受傷的狗到最近的獸醫診所接受治療。


Extra Words
  1. mathematical a. 數學的
  2. ratio n. 比例
  3. pi n. 圓周率
  4. cargo ship n. 貨船
    cargo n. 貨物
  5. orangutan n. 紅毛猩猩
  6. hyena n. 土狼


中文翻譯

三‧一四一五九怎麼會有生命呢?然而,圓周率這個數學比例並不是李安新電影《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》的重點所在。Pi為Piscine的暱稱,這位來自印度朋迪榭里的青少年自一個足以改變人生的經驗中存活下來。身為某座動物園園長的兒子,Pi對動物相當熟悉,因為他花了不少時間親自觀察並照顧它們。


  由於該國的政治局勢,Pi的父親決定賣掉這些動物並舉家搬去加拿大。他們和幾隻已售出的動物共同搭上一艘貨船。不過船隻在出港沒幾天後就因故沈沒了,而Pi也流落到一艘救生艇上、漫無目的地漂流在太平洋中。但他並不孤單,與他共享這小小空間的有一個母猩猩、一匹受傷的斑馬、一隻飢餓的土狼,以及重達兩百公斤、名為理查‧派克的孟加拉虎。Pi必須在只有少許的水和食物、又要避免被動物吃掉的情況下想辦法活命。《少年Pi的奇幻漂流》絕對是一個魔幻般的探險旅程,本月份您一定不容錯過。


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