Chapter 20: The Dementors' Kiss

Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)
Shè-hún-guài de wěn
摄魂怪 shè-hún-guài = 'absorb-soul-demon'.
de = connecting particle
wěn = 'kiss'.
Dementor's Kiss
Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)
Cuī-kuáng-mó zhī wěn
催狂魔 cuī-kuáng-mó = 'drive-crazy-demon'.
zhī = connecting particle (formal/written form)
wěn = 'kiss'.
Dementor's Kiss
Kyūkonki no kisu / Dimentā no kisu
吸魂鬼 kyū-kon-ki = 'suck-soul-ghost'.
ディメンター dimentā = 'dementor'.
no = connecting particle
キス kisu = 'kiss'.
Dementor's Kiss
디멘터의 입맞춤
Dimenteo-ui ib-majchum
디멘터 Dimenteo = 'Dementor (phonetic)'.
-ui = connecting particle (possessive).
입맞춤 ib-majchum = 'kiss'.
Dementor's Kiss
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Cái hôn của giám ngục cái = counter/classifier
hôn = 'kiss'.
của = 'of'.
giám ngục = 'warder, guard of a prison'.
Kiss of the Prison Guard
Mongolian (new)
Дементорын үнсэлт
Dementoriin ünselt
Дементор Dementor = 'Dementor' (Genitive form in -ын -iin).
үнсэлт ünselt = 'kiss'.
Dementor's Kiss

The Dementors on the hunt for Sirius Black are prepared to kiss Harry.

How is 'Dementor' translated?

There are three ways of rendering 'Dementor': one is to transliterate the pronunciation of the English (Japanese, Korean, Mongolian); one is to make up a name based on what the Dementors do (Chinese and Japanese, using rubi); one is to use a completely different name (Vietnamese). For details, see Chapter 5.

How is the plural "Dementors'" rendered?

The English indicates that there is more than one dementor by placing the apostrophe after the possessive 's' rather than before it. The difference is apparent only in the written language; in spoken English both dementor's and dementors' are pronounced the same.

How is 'kiss' translated?

In English, 'kiss' is a verb, but it can also be used as a noun as in this chapter title.

(Korean appears thanks to "Hiro".)

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

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