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「通靈」的英文怎麼說?寵物溝通是通靈嗎?

April Lu 2020 年 06 月 10 日

你聽過寵物溝通嗎?
有人可能會想,寵物溝通和通靈一樣嗎?
要怎麼用英文聊寵物溝通呀?
和小 V 來一探究竟吧!

Henry 的寵物狗很喜歡在家裡到處亂便便,而且講都講不聽,他覺得困擾極了……

Henry: My dog has started pooping on the sofa. He started about two weeks ago and it is driving me crazy!
Henry:我的狗兩個禮拜前開始大便在我的沙發上,我真是要瘋了。

Bob: That sounds abnormal. Have you house trained him?

Bob:聽起來很不尋常。你試過訓練牠家規嗎?

Henry: I’ve tried but nothing seems to work. 

Henry:當然,但都沒效。

Bob: Have you considered a
pet whisperer? Maybe there’s a psychological reason behind your dog’s behavior.
Bob:你考慮過找寵物溝通師嗎?或許牠的行為是出於什麼心理原因。

Henry: A pet whisperer? Like telepathy?

Henry:什麼是寵物溝通師?是通靈嗎?

Bob: Not exactly. Animals transmit signals that are hard for people to read instinctively. 

Bob:不完全是。動物會傳送出一種人難以解讀的頻率訊號。

Henry: And pet whisperers are people who can understand and interpret these signals?

Henry:而寵物溝通師就是那些可以讀取這些訊號的人?

Bob: Correct. Pet whisperers use their
instinct to pick up on animals’ signals and read them. This means they are able to understand animals’ thoughts and feelings.
Bob:沒錯,寵物溝通師運用他們的直覺接收動物的訊號並解讀,所以他們能夠了解動物的思想和感覺。

寵物溝通聽起來太神奇了!我們先來學學「通靈、寵物溝通師」的英文怎麼說吧!

pet whisperer (n.) 寵物溝通師

whisper 為動詞,意思是「輕聲細語」,whisperer 則是名詞,直翻是「輕聲細語的人」。pet whisperer 則是指「寵物溝通師」。比較廣義的說法其實是 animal whisperer (動物溝通師)。

Tommy wants to become a pet whisperer so he can communicate with his cat.
Tommy 希望可以成為一位寵物溝通師,這樣就可以和他的貓溝通。

telepathy (n.) 通靈

telepathy 意指「通靈;心電感應」,這個詞由 tele-  (遠處的) 加上 pathy (感覺;情感;感受) 所組成,直翻就是「遠處的感受」,也就是「通靈;心電感應」。

Tommy has the gift of telepathy.
Tommy 有通靈的天賦。

補充:名詞 psychic,意思是「通靈者」。

Sally asked a psychic to help her get in touch with her deceased father.
Sally 請一位通靈者幫助她和逝去的父親聯繫。

instinct (n.) 直覺

instinct 意指「直覺;本能」。

Dogs have the instinct to sniff each other’s butts.
狗有聞彼此屁股的本能。

I went with my instinct and decided to follow the original path.
我跟隨我的直覺,然後決定走原本的路。

所以寵物溝通師能夠幫助矯正 Henry 的狗狗隨地大小便的行為嗎?我們繼續看下去!

Henry: That sounds so cool!
Henry:聽起來超酷!

Bob: Yeah. In fact, anyone can be a pet whisperer. It’s just that we depend so much on human language that we have forgotten our ability to communicate with animals. After all, humans are animals as well.

Bob:對呀。事實上我們所有人都能夠成為寵物溝通師,只是我們太過依賴語言,都已經忘了和動物溝通的能力。說起來人類也是動物的一種。

Henry: I see. But can a pet whisperer
modify my dog’s behavior?
Henry:了解,但是寵物溝通師可以幫助我的狗矯正行為嗎?

Bob: A pet whisperer is just like a
medium between you and your dog. While they can help you communicate with your dog, they can’t necessarily change your dog’s behavior.
Bob:寵物溝通師就像是你和你的狗之間的媒介,雖然他們能幫你和你的狗溝通,但並不一定表示你的狗之後會改變行為。

Henry: I see. So, a pet whisperer is like an
interpreter who interprets my dog’s “signals” into language that I can understand?
Henry:我懂了,寵物溝通時就像是口譯員,將我的狗所傳出的「訊號」翻譯成我懂的語言。

Bob: That’s right.

Bob:沒錯。

Henry: Well, maybe my dog has been trying to tell me something by pooping on the sofa. I hope a pet whisperer can help me figure it out.

Henry:或許我的狗大便在沙發上是要告訴我什麼。我希望寵物溝通師能夠幫我解答。

Henry 的確可以找一個寵物溝通師來問問,說不定他的沙發就不會在繼續遭殃了。來學學這些單字吧!

modify (v.) 矯正

modify 為動詞,意思是「矯正;修改;改變」,如文中的 modify my dog’s behavior (矯正我的狗的行為)

The law has been modified multiple times throughout the history.
法律在歷史上經歷了多次修改。

medium (n.) 媒介

medium 當名詞使用時,意指「媒介;介質」,其複數形為 media。一般比較常見的意思是被當做形容詞,表示「中等尺寸的」。

Wires are used as a medium to transmit electricity.
電線被用來當做傳遞電能的媒介。

I want a medium juice.
我想要一杯中杯的果汁。

interpreter (n.) 口譯員

interpreter 為「口譯員」,其動詞為 interpret (口譯)。補充:translator 則是「筆譯員」。

Miranda trained for years to become a professional interpreter.
Miranda 經歷多年的訓練好成為一位專業的口譯員。

你有養寵物嗎?有沒有興趣試看看寵物溝通呢?留言和小 V 分享吧!

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