Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Chapter 7: The Ministry of Magic

 

Chinese (Mainland)
魔法部
Mófǎ-bù
魔法 mófǎ = 'magic'.
= 'ministry, department'.
The Ministry of Magic
Chinese (Taiwan)
魔法部
Mófǎ-bù
魔法 mófǎ = 'magic'.
= 'ministry, department'.
The Ministry of Magic
Japanese
魔法省
Mahō-shō
魔法 mahō = 'magic'.
-shō 'ministry, department'.
The Ministry of Magic
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Bộ Pháp thuật bộ () = 'ministry, department'.
pháp thuật (法術) = 'magic'.
The Ministry of Magic

The word for a ministry or government department is in Chinese and bộ in Vietnamese. Japanese uses shō, which in Chinese normally means 'province'. ( bu in Japanese is of lower rank, corresponding to a division of a government ministry.)

This name has been covered before at Book 4 Chapter 10 ('Mayhem at the Ministry of Magic').

(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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