Bathrobe's Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Sites of Historical Sorcery

 

Chinese (Mainland) 巫师古迹
Wūshī gǔjì
巫师 wūshī = 'wizard'.
古迹 gǔjì = 'old site'.
Old Wizard Sites
Chinese (Taiwan) 魔法歷史遺跡
Mófǎ lìshǐ yìjì
魔法 mófǎ = 'magic'.
歷史 lìshǐ = 'history'.
遺跡 yìjì = 'site, relic'.
Magical Historical Sites
Japanese 魔法の史跡
Mahō no shiseki
魔法 mahō = 'magic crafts'.
no = connecting particle
史跡 shiseki = 'historical site'.
Magical Historical Sites
Vietnamese Những Di Tích Lịch Sử Phù Thủy những = plural marker
di tích (遺跡) = 'site, relic'.
lịch sử (歷史) = 'history'.
phù thủy = 'sorceror'.
Sorcery Historical Sites

The Taiwanese and Vietnamese versions use longer expressions meaning 'historical sites'. The Japanese and Mainland translators show how this can be shortened using Chinese character compounds: 古迹 gǔjì ('old site') and 史跡 shiseki ('history site').

Category: History

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