Notable Magical Names of Our Time

Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)
Dāngdài zhūmíng mófǎ-jiā mínglù
当代 dāngdài = 'contemporary'.
著名 zhūmíng = 'notable'.
魔法家 mófǎ-jiā = 'magician'.
名录 mínglù = 'list'.
List of Notable Contemporary Magicians
Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)
Jīnrì mófǎ míngliú
今日 jīnrì = 'present day'.
魔法 mófǎ = 'magic'.
名流 míngliú = 'prominent personages'.
Present-day Magical Prominent Personages
Gendai no chomei na mahō-zukai
現代 gendai = 'present'.
no = connecting particle
著名な chomei na = 'notable'.
魔法使い mahō-zukai = 'magician'.
Notable Magicians of the Present Era
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Những tên tuổi huyền bí đáng chú ý của thời đại chúng ta những = plural marker
tên tuổi = '(people of) reputation, fame'.
huyền bí (玄秘) = 'mystical, occult'.
đáng = 'deserve, merit'.
chú ý (注意) = 'note, attention'.
của = 'belonging to, of'.
thời đại (時代) = 'time, era'.
chúng ta = 'we, our'.
Noteworthy Mystical People of Fame of our Era
Mongolian (previous)
Манай үеийн суутнууд
Manai üiin suutnyyd
манай manai = 'our'.
үе üj = 'time, era' (Genitive form).
суутан suutan = 'genius, outstanding person'.
-ууд -uud = plural
Geniuses of Our Time
Mongolian (new)
Манай цаг үеийн алдарт шидэт нэрс
Manai tsag üiin aldart shidet ners
манай manai = 'our'.
цаг үе tsag üj = 'time, era' (Genitive form).
алдарт aldart = 'famous'.
алдар + т aldar + t = 'fame + having'.
шидэт shidet = 'having magic, magical'.
шид + эт shid + et = 'magic + having'.
нэрс ners = 'name' (plural) = 'list'.
Famous Magical Names of Our Time

Translated in different ways by different translators. The differences reflect interesting features of the English original, including the word 'names' and 'our time', which appear to have escaped the mechanical substitution of one-to-one translation equivalents in the modern era.


Four translations use different approaches to rendering 'notable'.

Two translations avoid directly translating the word 'notable':

Magical Names

'Magical names' refers to the names of magical people. The book is essentially a compendium of important or well-known magicians in recent times. There is a large amount of variation in translation:

Magical names


List of magicians

Magical personages

Outsanding persons

Our Time

Interestingly, 'our time' does not have a standard or uniform method of translation.

(For more on 'modern', see Magical History.)

Category: Who's Who / Biography

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