Bathrobe's Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)

 

Chinese (Mainland) 标准咒语,初级
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ, chūjí
标准 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒语 zhòuyǔ = 'spell'.
初级 chūjí = 'beginning level'.
Standard Spells, Beginning Level
Chinese (Taiwan) 標準咒語,初級
Biāozhǔn zhòuyǔ, chūjí
標準 biāozhǔn = 'standard'.
咒語 zhòuyǔ = 'spell'.
初級 chūjí = 'beginning level'.
Standard Spells, Beginning Level
Japanese 基本呪文集(一学年用)
Kihon jumon-shū (ichi gakunen-yō)
基本 kihon = 'basic'.
呪文 jumon = 'spell'.
-shū = 'collection'.
一学年用 ichi gakunen-yō = 'one school-year use'.
Collection of Basic Spells (for 1st grade)
Vietnamese Sách Thần chú căn bản (lớp 1)
sách () = 'book'.
thần chú (神咒) ='incantation/spell'.
căn bản (根本) = 'basic'.
lớp = 'grade, class'.
1 (một) = 'one'.
Book of Basic Spells (grade 1)

A typical textbook title. Despite slight differences, the meaning of the translations is basically the same. In a nice touch, Japanese uses the word -shū 'collection', a common expression for collections of stories, etc.

Note that , meaning 'to curse' or 'cast a spell on', occurs in all three languages, although written differently and used in different words: 咒语 zhòuyǔ in Chinese, 呪文 jumon in Japanese, and thần chú in Vietnamese.

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Category: Spells and Charms (Educational and Academic)

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