美語情景對話 第582期:Manga 漫畫(3)
Ruth: So, Tres, you read a lot of comics. Don't you find them really violent in Japan?露絲：特雷斯，你看過很多漫畫。你不覺得日本的漫畫有很多暴力元素嗎？
Tres: Yeah, there are violent comic books. There are sexy comic books. There are comic books I wouldn't show to my grandmother.特雷斯：對，有很多漫畫書含有暴力情節。也有很多漫畫書含有色情元素。有些漫畫書我是不會推薦我奶奶看的。
Ruth: But compared to the comic books in America?
Tres: Yeah, I think in the United States, first of all, the idea of reading a comic book is a bit different. Adults don't read comic books as much as they do here in Japan, so if I really wanted to find a violent, or a comic book that had explicit content, then I'd have to find a special shop, most likely I would have to be 21 or over, just to get into that shop, whereas here in Japan, just go to your local supermarket and there you are.特雷斯：首先，我認爲美國對於看漫畫書有不同的看法。與日本不同，一般美國的成年人不會看這麼多漫畫，如果我要找有暴力或露骨內容的漫畫書，那我可能得去那種特殊的商店，而且我要年滿21歲才能去那種商店，可是在日本，只要去附近的超市就可以買到這種漫畫書。
Ruth: Do the comics have any warnings on them for violence?露絲：那這些漫畫書會對暴力內容進行警告嗎？
Tres: In the Unites States? I believe they would, and I've never shopped for comic books in the United States, but I think they would have something. What about Ireland? How is that?特雷斯：在美國嗎？我想他們會進行警告，我從來沒在美國買過漫畫書，不過我覺得他們會進行標註的。愛爾蘭是什麼情況？
Ruth: I don't read a lot of comics myself, but both my brother and sister are quite into manga and comics, and I know for Christmas my sister bought my brother a comic called "The Punisher" which was quite violent in places but on the front of comics like that, there's always a sign that says, "Parental Advisory" to warn people that the contents might be explicit. My cousin also works drawing comics for a living and some of the comics that he's given to us have been quite violent, but nothing compared to the ones in Japan.露絲：我沒看過多少漫畫，不過我哥哥和姐姐非常喜歡日本漫畫，聖誕節的時候，我姐姐給我哥哥買了一本名爲《懲罰者》的漫畫，裏面含有大量的暴力內容，不過書的首頁貼有“父母指導”的警告標語，告誡人們內容可能有些暴力內容。我表弟以畫漫畫爲生，他拿給我們看的很多漫畫都很暴力，不過和日本的漫畫相比就不算什麼了。
Tres: What do you think about the comics in Japan? Do you ever sit down and read the violent ones or?特雷斯：你怎麼看日本漫畫？你有坐下來看過暴力漫畫嗎？
Ruth: No, I don't really like violent comics. I've read more girlie comics, romance ones instead like Fushigi-yugi and that kind of thing.露絲：不會，我不太喜歡暴力漫畫。我看過很多少女漫畫和愛情漫畫，我不喜歡《不可思議的遊戲》這類漫畫。
Tres: There's no sexual content in those comics whatsoever?特雷斯：這些漫畫裏不含有色情內容嗎？
Ruth: No, I think they were based for primary school children. There was no violence at all.露絲：對，沒有，這些漫畫講的是小學生的故事。所以完全沒有暴力元素。
Tres: Point in case.特雷斯：不錯的例子。
1. compared to 相對…而言；對照；
例句：His progress at school had been unspectacular compared to his brother.
2. first of all 第一；首先；
例句：First of all, let's see where we agree and disagree.
3. be into sth. 對…很感興趣；極喜歡；
例句：He is into science stories while I am into poems.
4. think about 想；考慮；思考；
例句：I told him I'd have to think about that one.