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 6

 

Chinese (Mainland) 标准咒语,六级
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ, liùjí
标准 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒语 zhòuyǔ = 'incantation'.
六级 liùjí = 'level six'.
Standard spells, level six
Chinese (Taiwan) 標準咒語第六級
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ dì-liùjí
標準 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒語 zhòuyǔ = 'incantation'.
第六級 dì-liùjí = 'fifth level'
Standard spells sixth level
Japanese 基本呪文集・六学年用
Kihon jumon-shū -- Rokugakunen-yō
基本 kihon = 'basic'.
呪文 jumon = 'spell'.
-shū = 'collection'.
六学年用 rokunen-sei-yō = '6th year student use'.
Collection of basic spells - for sixth year
Vietnamese Thần Chú Căn Bản, Lớp 6 thần chú (神咒) ='incantation/spell'.
căn bản (根本) = 'basic'.
lớp = 'grade, class'.
6 (sáu) = 'six'.
Book of basic spells grade six

The English original uses the pattern found in The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 and The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5.

The Chinese Mainland version is the only one that continues consistently with the same title. The Taiwanese version manages to miss out a comma, departing from fidelity to the original pattern for the first time since the Standard Book of Spells, Grade 2.

The Japanese follows the pattern set in Book 5. The Vietnamese translator returns to the wording of the first two books, although managing to drop the word sách 'book' that has been used so far.

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 2) The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 3 The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 4) book turning leaves The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 5

Category: Spells and Charms (Educational and Academic)

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