Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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The Titles of Magical Books in Harry Potter

 

Handbook of Do-It-Yourself-Broomcare

 

Chinese (Mainland) 飞天扫帚护理手册
Fēitiān sàozhou hùlǐ shǒucè
飞天 fēi-tiān = 'fly (in the sky)'.
扫帚 sàozhou = 'broom'.
护理 hùlǐ = 'nurse, care for'.
手册 shǒucè = 'handbook'.
Handbook of Flying Broomstick Care
Chinese (Taiwan) 飛天掃帚保養自助手冊
Fēitiān sàozhou bǎoyǎng zìzhù shǒucè
飛天 fēi-tiān = 'fly (in the sky)'.
掃帚 sàozhou = 'broom'.
保養 bǎoyǎng = 'maintain, maintenance'.
自助 zìzhù = 'self-service'.
手冊 shǒucè = 'handbook'.
Self-help Handbook of Flying Broomstick Maintenance
Japanese 自分でできる箒の手入れガイドブック
Jibun de dekiru hōki no te-ire gaidobukku
自分で jibun de = 'by oneself'.
できる dekiru = 'can do'.
hōki = 'broom'.
no = connecting particle
手入れ te-ire = 'care, maintenance'.
ガイドブック gaidobukku = 'guidebook' (English).
Guidebook to the Maintenance of Brooms that You Can Do By Yourself
Vietnamese Cẩm nang Tự-bảo-quản Chổi thần cẩm nang (錦囊) = 'brocade bag' = 'bag of tricks' = 'handbook'.
tự-bảo-quản (自保管) = 'self-maintain'.
chổi = 'broom'.
thần () = 'wonderful, miraculous'.
Handbook of Magical Broom Self-Maintenance

'Do-It-Yourself' is ignored in the Mainland Chinese version. In the Taiwanese translation it becomes 'self-help' or 'self-service'.

For more on cẩm nang or 'brocade bag', see Saucy Tricks for Tricky Sorts.

Category: Brooms

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