Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation


Chapter 23: Malfoy Manor


Simplified Chinese (China)
Mǎ'ěrfú Zhuāngyuán
马尔福 Mǎ'ěrfú = 'Malfoy'.
庄园 zhuāngyuán = 'manor'.
Malfoy manor
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
Mǎfèn Zhuāngyuán
馬份 Mǎfèn = 'Malfoy'.
莊園 zhuāngyuán = 'manor'.
Malfoy manor
Marufoi no yakata
マルフォイ Marufoi = 'Malfoy'.
no = connecting particle
yakata = 'mansion'.
The Malfoy mansion
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Phủ Malfoy Phủ () = 'mansion'.
Malfoy = 'Malfoy'.
The Malfoy mansion

A manor is an institution of European feudalism. The 荘園 shōen is a similar institution from Japanese history that is generally equated to the European one, and the term has entered the Chinese vocabulary as 庄园 zhuāngyuán, now a standard translation for 'manor' or 'estate'.

The Vietnamese refers to a mansion.

(Detailed notes on the chapter can be found at Harry Potter Lexicon)

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