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Life of Pi



ninon100
Russian Federation

Life of Pi
 
Life of Pi: how do you pronounce the name?
Pie
or Pea?
 

6 Apr 2017      



Gi2gi
Georgia

Pie. /pai/ ... There īs a scene in the film where he draws the Pi (π)sign on the board so that others pronounce the name correctly.

6 Apr 2017     



ninon100
Russian Federation

Thank you, George, that was prompt :)

6 Apr 2017     



marinal
Morocco

SORRY Gi2gi, it īs  /pea/ as a reference to ī īpicine ī ī ( swimming pool in French ) , watch the film again, there īs a background history behind the nickname. And the sign on the board is not (n) it īs the Maths symbol of 3.14
  Image result for 3,14pronounced as /pea/

7 Apr 2017     



Gi2gi
Georgia

marinal, the Pi sign -π- (3.14) is pronounced as Pie /pai/ not Pea /pi:/ and if you look closely in my reply I have written exactly the same symbol, π- not n, as you suggest...  (Take a closer look) ... Please, make sure you check the pronunciation of the Pi (3.14) symbol. You can do it on wikipedia, for example. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi Or you can just watch the the movie again to make yourself sure. Hereīs a video based on the movie scene. https://youtu.be/7IDs5WoxGyU By the way, you have also misspelled the name of the character - itīs Piscine not Picine Giorgi  
 
 

7 Apr 2017     



yanogator
United States

marinal,
Even though the letter is Greek (and they pronounce it like "pea"), in English we pronounce it like "pie". I think that is so as not to confuse it with our own letter P (which is pronounced like "pea").
 
Bruce 

7 Apr 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

It certainly is īpie ī; not to be confused with this pie, beloved of Northern lads, with gravy! (And lasses!)
 
 

7 Apr 2017     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

A tip: when you don īt know how to pronounce a movie title, just type in the title in YouTube search bar and add the word "review" or "Life of Pi" pronunciation" 

8 Apr 2017     



ninon100
Russian Federation

You are all very kind. Thanks for the advice and associations with pies :)

8 Apr 2017