Bathrobe's Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Notable Magical Names of Our Time

 

Chinese (Mainland) 当代著名魔法家名录
Dāngdài zhūmíng mófǎ-jiā mínglù
当代 dāngdài = 'contemporary'.
著名 zhūmíng = 'notable'.
魔法家 mófǎ-jiā = 'magician'.
名录 mínglù = 'list'.
List of Notable Contemporary Magicians
Chinese (Taiwan) 今日魔法名流
Jīnrì mófǎ míngliú
今日 jīnrì = 'present day'.
魔法 mófǎ = 'magic'.
名流 míngliú = 'prominent personages'.
Prominent Present-day Magical Personages
Japanese 現代の著名な魔法使い
Gendai no chomei na mahō-zukai
現代 gendai = 'present'.
no = connecting particle
著名な chomei na = 'notable'.
魔法使い mahō-zukai = 'magician'.
Notable Magicians of the Present Era
Vietnamese Những tên tuổi huyền bí đáng chú ý của thời đại chúng ta những = plural marker
tên tuổi = '(people of) reputation, fame'.
huyền bí (玄秘) = 'mystical, occult'.
đáng = 'deserve, merit'.
chú ý (注意) = 'note, attention'.
của = 'belonging to, of'.
thời đại (時代) = 'time, era'.
chúng ta = 'we, our'.
Noteworthy Mystical People of Fame of our Era

Translated different ways by different translators. The Taiwanese version is short and snappy; by contrast, the Vietnamese is rather wordy. The Taiwanese version makes good use of the short compound 名流 míngliú 'prominent personages'.

Note that 'our time' is translated 現代 gendai 'modern' in Japanese, 当代 dāngdài 'contemporary' in Chinese (Mainland), and 今日 jīnrì 'present day' in the Taiwanese translation. The usage of words for 'modern' can be found at the page on Magical History.

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