Chapter 11: Hermione's Helping Hand
|Simplified Chinese (Mandarin: China)|
Hèmǐn chū shǒu xiāngzhù
Hèmǐn = 'Hermione'.
出手 chū shǒu = 'extend hand'.
相助 xiāngzhù = 'help, assist'
|Hermione extends a hand in assistance|
|Traditional Chinese (Mandarin: Taiwan)|
Miàolì shēnchū yuánshǒu
|妙麗 Miàolì = 'Hermione'.
伸出 shēnchū = 'extend, hold out'.
援手 yuánshǒu = 'helping hand'.
|Hermione extends a helping hand|
Hāmaionii no hairyo
|ハーマイオニー Hāmaionii = 'Hermione'.
の no = connecting particle
配慮 hairyo = 'consideration, solicitude, care, good offices'.
|Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)|
|Trợ thủ Hermione||trợ thủ (助手) = 'assistant'.
Hermione = 'Hermione'.
|Hermione the assistant|
This refers to Hermione's surreptitiously helping Ron at the Quidditch tryouts.
How is 'helping hand' translated?
'To lend a helping hand' is a standard expression in English. In more straightforward language it just mean's 'help'.
The Chinese translations are fairly straightforward, as is to a lesser extent the Japanese.
The Vietnamese translation changes the title to 'Assistant Hermione'.
(Detailed notes on the chapter can be found at Harry Potter Lexicon)
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