Harry Potter in Chinese, Japanese & Vietnamese Translation
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Chapter 33: The Prince's Tale

 

Chinese (Mainland)
“王子”的故事
"Wángzi" de gùshì
王子 wángzi = 'prince'.
de = connecting particle
故事 gùshì = 'story'.
"The prince"'s story
Chinese (Taiwan)
王子的故事
Wángzi de gùshì
王子 wángzi = 'prince'.
de = connecting particle
故事 gùshì = 'story'.
The prince's story
Japanese
プリンスの物語
Purinsu no monogatari
プリンス Purinsu = 'Prince'.
no = connecting particle
物語 monogatari = 'tale, story'.
Prince's story
Vietnamese (Chinese characters show etymology)
Chuyện của Prince chuyện = 'story'.
của = 'of'.
Prince = 'Prince'.
The story of the Prince

The Mainland translation puts 王子 in inverted commas because the "prince" refers to Snape (the half-blood prince).

Vietnamese uses the word 'Prince' without change, even though the Prince (Snape) is translated as hoàng tử in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

See also: Hagrid's Tale, Kreacher's Tale, and The Tale of the Three Brothers.

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

Chapter 32
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