Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation


Chapter 11: Hermione's Helping Hand


Simplified Chinese (China)
Hèmǐn chū shǒu xiāngzhù
赫敏 Hèmǐn = 'Hermione'.
出手 chū shǒu= 'extend hand'.
相助 xiāngzhù = 'help, assist'
Hermione extends a hand in assistance
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
Miàolì shēnchū yuánshǒu
妙麗 Miàolì = 'Hermione'.
伸出 shēnchū = 'extend, hold out'.
援手 yuánshǒu = 'helping hand'.
Hermione extends a helping hand
Hāmaionii no hairyo
ハーマイオニー Hāmaionii = 'Hermione'.
no = connecting particle
配慮 hairyo = 'consideration, solicitude, care, good offices'.
Hermione's consideration
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Trợ thủ Hermione trợ thủ (助手) = 'assistant'.
Hermione = 'Hermione'.
Hermione the assistant

This refers to Hermione's surreptitiously helping Ron at the Quidditch tryouts.

The Chinese translations are fairly straightforward, as is to a lesser extent the Japanese.

The Vietnamese translation changes the title to 'Assistant Hermione'.

(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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