Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Chapter 1: The Riddle House

 

Chinese (Mainland)
里德尔府
Lǐdé'ěr-fǔ
里德尔 Lǐdé'ěr = 'Riddle'.
= 'mansion, residence'.
The Riddle mansion
Chinese (Taiwan)
謎屋
Mí-wū
= 'riddle, enigma'.
= 'house, room'.
The enigmatic house (enigma = Riddle)
Japanese
リドルの館
Ridoru no yakata
リドル Ridoru = 'Riddle'.
no = connecting particle
yakata = 'mansion, manor, palace'.
The Riddle mansion
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Ngôi nhà Riddle ngôi = classifier/counter for houses.
nhà = 'house'.
Riddle
The Riddle house

The Taiwanese translator plays on the name 'Riddle'. The name means 'enigmatic house' or 'house of riddles' rather than 'Riddle House'.

(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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