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

 

The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3

 

Chinese (Mainland) 标准咒语,三级
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ, sānjí
标准 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒语 zhòuyǔ = 'incantation'.
三级 sānjí = 'level three'.
Standard Spells, Level Three
Chinese (Taiwan) 標準咒語,第三級
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ, dì-sānjí
標準 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒語 zhòuyǔ = 'incantation'.
第三級 dì-sānjí = '3rd level'.
Standard Spells, Third Level
Japanese 三年生用の基本呪文集
Sannen-sei-yō no kihon jumon-shū
三年生用 sannen-sei-yō = 'third year student use'
no = connecting particle
基本 kihon = 'basic'.
呪文 jumon = 'spell'.
-shū = 'collection'.
Collection of Basic Spells for Third Grade Students
Vietnamese Sách Bùa Chú Căn Bản, Lớp Ba
sách () = 'book'.
bùa chú ='amulets and incantations'.
căn bản (根本) = 'basic'.
lớp = 'grade, class'.
ba = 'three'.
Book of Basic Charms and Spells (Grade 3)

The author mistakenly uses a slightly different name from the first two books in the series.

The Chinese translator continues to follow a single formula. The Taiwanese translator returns to the original formula found at The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1).

Possibly under the influence of the English original, however, the Japanese translator abandons the formula she used in the first two books.

The Vietnamese translator also follows the original pattern used from the first book. However, the word 'spell' is rendered bùa chú 'amulets and incantations' instead of thần chú 'spells, incantations' as found in the first two books.

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 2) The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 4) The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5 book turning leaves The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 6

Category: Spells and Charms (Educational and Academic)

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