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Animated Movies: East vs West

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ID: 2680 Intermediate
Today we discuss the difference between Japanese animated movies and Western animations such as Disney. Listen in as one person describes why they like the works of Hayao Miyazaki so much. We also learn some words to describe how the movie industry markets films.
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比较 bǐjiào relatively
宫崎骏 Gōngqíjùn Hayao Miyazaki
动画片 dònghuà piàn animated film
卡通 kǎtōng cartoon
嘿,你比较喜欢宫崎骏还是迪士尼啊?
hēi ,nǐ bǐjiào xǐhuan Gōngqíjùn háishì Díshìní ā ?
Hey, which do you like better, Hayao Miyazaki or Disney?
我不特别喜欢动画片。卡通不是给小孩看的吗?
wǒ bú tèbié xǐhuan dònghuà piàn 。kǎtōng búshì gěi xiǎohái kàn de ma ?
I am not particularly interested in animation films. Aren't cartoons for children?
连奥斯卡都设了动画奖,你不能说那些评审都是孩子吧?
lián àosīkǎ dōu shè le dònghuà jiǎng ,nǐ bù néng shuō nàxiē píngshěn dōu shì háizi ba ?
Even the Oscars has an animation prize. You're surely not saying that the judges are all children?
对啊,他们不都是彼得潘吗!好啦!好啦!有很多日本动画都有很深的道理。
duìa ,tāmen bù dōu shì bǐdépān ma !hǎo la !hǎo la !yǒu hěn duō Rìběn dònghuà dōu yǒu hěn shēn de dàolǐ 。
Yes, aren't they all Peter Pans! OK! OK! A lot of Japanese manga is very profound.
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