Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Chapter 29: Careers Advice

 

Chinese (Mainland)
就业咨询
Jiùyè zīxún
就业 jiùyè = 'find employment, take up an occupation'.
咨询 zīxún = 'consulting, advice'.
Employment advice
Chinese (Taiwan)
就業諮詢
Jiùyè zīxún
就業 jiùyè = 'find employment, take up an occupation'.
諮詢 zīxún = 'consulting, advice'.
Employment advice
Japanese
進路指導
Shinro shidō
進路 shinro = 'course, way (ahead)'.
指導 shidō = 'guidance'.
Career guidance
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Cố vấn nghề nghiệp cố vấn (顧問) = 'advisor, counsellor'.
nghề nghiệp = 'profession, occupation, trade'.
Occupational counsellor

'Careers advice' is fairly standard in English in referring to advice to students on which career they should choose. The Chinese is a little more specific (and, one feels, more honest), referring to advice on 'getting a job'.

The Japanese term 進路指導 shinro shidō is standard for guidance or advice given by schools to help students decide what to do after graduation.

(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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