Chapter 9: The Dark Mark

Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)
Hēimó biāojì
hēi = 'black'.
= 'magic'
标记 biāojì = 'sign, mark, symbol'.
The Black Magic Sign
Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)
Hēimó biāojì
hēi = 'black'.
= 'magic'
標記 biāojì = 'sign, mark, symbol'.
The Black Magic Sign
Yami no shirushi
yami = 'darkness'.
no = connecting particle
shirushi = 'sign, mark'.
The Mark of Darkness
어둠의 표식
Eodum-ui pyosig
어둠 eodum = 'darkness, the dark'.
-ui = connecting particle (possessive).
표식 (標識pyosig = 'sign, notice'.
The Sign of Darkness
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Dấu Hiệu Đen dấu hiệu (hiệu = ) = 'sign, token, symbol'.
đen = 'black'.
The Black Sign
Mongolian (new)
Хар тамга
khar tamag
хар khar = 'black'.
тамга tamag = 'mark, seal, imprint'.
The Black Mark

The Dark Mark is the mark of a skull with a serpent protruding from its mouth. 'Dark' and 'mark' form a rhyme in the English.

How is 'dark' translated?

'Darkness' is literally a place devoid of light, and metaphorically an unknown place or place of fear. Here the darkness is associated with Voldemort.

How is 'mark' translated?

A mark may be a stain or scratch left on a clean surface, or it may be a sign or symbol of something. Here the latter meaning is intended.

(Korean appears thanks to "Hiro".)

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

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