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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Chapter 12: The Patronus


(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) 守护神
守护 shǒuhù = 'guard, defend'.
shén = 'god, divinity'.
The guardian spirit
Chinese (Taiwan) 護法
護法 hùfǎ = 'protect the law' = 'upholder of Buddhist law, benefactor of a temple'. Protector of the law
Japanese 守護霊パトローナス
Shugorei / Patorōnasu
守護 shugo = 'protect, guard'.
rei = 'spirit'.
パトローナス Patorōnasu = 'Patronus'
The guardian spirit / Patronus
Vietnamese Thần hộ mệnh thần hộ mệnh (神護命) = 'guardian angel, guardian spirit'. Guardian angel

All three versions give the meaning of 'Patronus', namely a protective spirit.

(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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