Translation from a movie

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Translation from a movie

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by Simon E. » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:43 pm

Wonderful. An object lesson in the correct view of scriptures.
“The difference between us and Tara is that she knows she doesn’t exist”.

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by JoaoRodrigues » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 pm

Hello Simon, I'm glad you liked it.
Can you translate it?

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by Simon E. » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:17 pm

No. But there are a number of forum members who might... :smile:
“The difference between us and Tara is that she knows she doesn’t exist”.

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by PeterC » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm

Is there a longer clip for context?

The first two words from the first line are “飛流” in semicursive, the last is I think “尺”, then clip doesn’t show the whole second line.

I’m going to guess that the first line is 飛流直下三千尺, because then the couplet would be 飛流直下三千尺 疑是銀河落九天. This is from a poem by Li Bai called 望庐山瀑布二首. It was written late in his life when he was a recluse. The lines describe water from a high waterfall tumbling to the ground like the light from the stars falling from the heavens. The poem is about nature, but it’s a complex work with a lot of symbolism.

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by JoaoRodrigues » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Thank you Peter.
PeterC wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Is there a longer clip for context?
No, this is a clip from a very well know Korean movie that I converted into a gif.

The clip length is exactly the same as the gif.
PeterC wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
The poem is about nature, but it’s a complex work with a lot of symbolism.
The movie is about nature.

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In there a monk and a child live, they/we contemplate the different stages of nature and the different stages of human life.

I'll look, search with the information you've given me.

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by Simon E. » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:13 pm

It’s an arresting image.
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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by HePo » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Perhaps the movie is Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring.
the story: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/6-rea ... an-cinema/

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by JoaoRodrigues » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:39 pm

Yes, the movie is available on YouTube.

Is one of my go-tos when I’m felling a little bit down, it’s an immense charge of tranquility.

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by PeterC » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:24 am

JoaoRodrigues wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Thank you Peter.
PeterC wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Is there a longer clip for context?
No, this is a clip from a very well know Korean movie that I converted into a gif.

The clip length is exactly the same as the gif.
PeterC wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
The poem is about nature, but it’s a complex work with a lot of symbolism.
The movie is about nature.

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In there a monk and a child live, they/we contemplate the different stages of nature and the different stages of human life.

I'll look, search with the information you've given me.
Ok, given that background I think my identification of the couplet is correct.

It’s a fairly famous poem. Here’s some information about it

https://education.asianart.org/explore- ... fall-mt-lu

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Re: Translation from a movie

Post by humble.student » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:26 am

This poem is found in the workbook for Zong-Qi Cai’s How to Read Chinese Poetry.

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