Twenty-two years after the original Jurassic Park hit cinema screens, the highly anticipated reboot of the popular tale, named Jurassic World, is set to be released this weekend (July 10th in China). But what will they be calling Jurassic World in China? How will you know how to order a ticket for your date without fumbling over the title? Take a look after the jump.
Before we dive in, lets check out the original movie translation:
Zhū luó jì gōngyuán
侏羅 zhū luó = Jura Mountains in the Alps (The name Jura comes from a latinized form of a celtic word to mean forest and gives it’s name to the geological period)1.
紀 jì = Period/Age/Perido
侏羅紀zhū luó jì = Jurassic
公園 gōngyuán = Park
Let’s take a look at the latest instalment:
zhū luó jì shìjiè
Quite obviously, this movie’s title has the same beginning as the original but a different ending. Can you guess what the final two characters are 世界. Ding, ding, ding! If you guessed “World”, you are correct. Here, have a dino treat.
世界 shìjiè = world
Check out these example sentences from ChinesePod.com to hear how to pronounce World, as well as use it in a sentence. (click here for full sentence audio and lessons)
今天有人破世界記錄嗎？jīntiān yǒurén pò shìjiè jìlù ma?
(Did anyone break a world record today?)
聞名世界 Wénmíng shìjiè
Watch the trailer for 侏罗纪世界 and see what you can read of the simplified subtitles. Didn’t load? Click here to view.
Curious about what one of your favourite movie’s name in Chinese might be? Drop us a comment and we might do a whole blog post on it! Thanks for reading, and until next time!
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