Prefects Who Gained Power

Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)
Jí-zhǎng zěnyàng huòdé quánlì
级长 jízhǎng = 'class captain'.
怎样 zěnyàng = 'how, in what way'.
获得 huòdé = 'gain, take'.
权力 quánlì = 'power, authority'.
How class captains gain(ed) power
Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)
Gōngchéng míngjiù de jízhǎng-men
功成名就 gōngchéng míngjiù = 'be successful and famous'.
de = connecting particle
級長 jízhǎng = 'class captain'.
-men = plural marker
Class captains who became successful and famous
Kenryoku o te ni shita kantokusei-tachi
権力 kenryoku = 'power, authority'
o = object particle.
手にする te ni suru = 'get in hand, get hold of' (Past tense in -ta).
監督生 kantoku-sei = 'supervisory student'.
たち -tachi = plural marker
Prefects who Gained Power
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Những Huynh trưởng đạt tới quyền lực những = plural marker
huynh trưởng (兄長) = 'elder, predecessor' (indicating respect to elder student).
đạt () = 'to attain, achieve'.
tới = 'to arrive at, attain, get'.
quyền lực (權力) = 'power, authority'.
Elder (students) who Attained Power
Mongolian (previous)
Эрх мэдэлд хүрсэн ахлах сурагчид
erkh medeld khürsen akhlakh syragchid
эрх мэдэл erkh medel = 'rights, power, authority' (Dative/locative form).
хүрэх khurekh = 'reach, attain' (Past tense).
ахлах akhlakh = 'senior'.
сурагч suragch = 'pupil, student' (Plural form).
Senior Students who Attained Power
Mongolian (new)
Эрх мэдэлд хүрсэн ахлагч нар
erkh medeld khürsen akhlagch nar
эрх мэдэл erkh medel = 'rights, power, authority' (Dative/locative form).
хүрэх khurekh = 'reach, attain' (Past tense).
ахлагч akhlagch = 'eldest, senior, foreman'.
нар nar = plural.
Seniors who Attained Power

This is the book, described by Ron as 'boring', that Percy was caught reading in a junk shop in Diagon Alley.


A prefect is a student from the final year in school who is given certain powers and responsibilities to supervise other students. The system is designed to cultivate leadership. Prefects are chosen for their maturity and ability to handle people and situations.

Prefects have a difficult task. Having been co-opted to the side of authority, they may be the object of latent or overt resentment. In Hogwarts, Percy Weasley's appointment as a prefect is greatly resented by his younger brothers. Percy lives up to their resentment by asserting his authority arrogantly and ingratiating himself to his superiors.

There is no direct equivalent of prefects in school systems of the east.



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