Chapter 18: Dobby's Reward

Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)
Duōbǐ de bàocháng
多比 Duōbǐ = 'Dobby'.
de = connecting particle
报偿 bàocháng = 'recompense, reward'.
Dobby's Recompense
Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)
Duōbǐ de jiǎngshǎng
多比 Duōbǐ = 'Dobby'.
de = connecting particle
獎賞 jiǎngshǎng = 'award, prize'.
Dobby's Prize
Dobii no go-hoobi
ドビー Dobii = 'Dobby'.
no = connecting particle
ごほうび go-hōbi = 'reward'
Dobby's Reward
도비의 보답
Dobi-ui bodab
도비 Dobi = 'Dobby'.
-ui = possessive.
보답 (報答) bodab = 'repayment, reward'.
Dobby's Reward
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Phần thưởng cho Dobby phần thưởng (分賞) = 'reward, recompense'.
cho = 'for'.
Dobby (pronunciation: Đốp-bi).
Reward for Dobby
Mongolian (previous)
Доббигийн шагнал
Dobbigiin shagnal
Добби dobbi = 'Dobby' (-гийн -giin Genitive form).
шагнал shagnal = 'reward, prize'.
Dobby's Prize
Mongolian (new)
Доббигийн хүртсэн шагнал
Dobbigiin ankhaaruulag
Добби dobbi = 'Dobby' (-гийн -giin Genitive form).
хүртэх khürtekh = 'to receive (from a superior)' (-сэн -sen past tense).
шагнал shagnal = 'reward, prize'.
The Prize that Dobby Received

Dobby's reward was to be released from slavery to the Malfoys thanks to a stratagem on Harry's part.

How is 'Dobby' transliterated?

As discussed at Chapter 2, Dobby's name is represented phonetically or alphabetically in all translations.

How is 'reward' translated?

Setting Dobby free was Harry's way of thanking him for all that he had done. Several translations err on the side of 'a prize', whereas the actual sense is that of being rewarded for a good deed — warning Harry of the danger that awaited him at Hogwarts and helping him avoid it. (While Dobby's heart was in the right place, his methods were somewhat questionable.)

(Korean appears thanks to "Hiro".)

(Detailed notes on the chapter can be found at Harry Potter Lexicon)

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