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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Chapter 15: Aragog

 

(For the romanisation of Chinese and Japanese, see Transliteration. To understand the writing systems of CJV, see Writing Systems. For word order notes, see Word Order)

Where a Vietnamese word has been borrowed from Chinese, the original Chinese character is shown in parentheses.

 

Chinese (Mainland) 阿拉戈克
Ālāgēkè
阿拉戈克 Ālāgēkè = 'Aragog'. Aragog
Chinese (Taiwan) 阿辣哥
Ālà-gē
阿辣哥 Ālà-gē = 'Ah + spicy + big brother' = 'Aragog'.
Aragog
Japanese アラゴグ
Aragogu
アラゴグ Aragogu = 'Aragog'. Aragog
Vietnamese Aragog Aragog (pronunciation in footnote: A-ra-gốc). Aragog

Another phonetic rendition. Unlike the Mainland Chinese version, the Taiwanese version manages to put at least some meaning into the characters for the giant spider's name. The Japanese is a straightforward phonetic rendering in katakana. See also Names of People and Places.

(A summary of this chapter can be found at Harry Potter Facts. Detailed notes on the chapter can be found at Harry Potter Lexicon)

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