The Wizarding World of Harry Potter through the Magic of Muggle Languages!

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A brief look at the revisions to Harry Potter in Italian

The Italian edition of Harry Potter underwent extensive revision in 2011. Preview the differences by comparing a text sample in this post!

“P for Prefect!” Molly Weasley gets in on the joke!

In English, “Prefect” and “Percy” both begin with “P.” So how is Fred’s tease treated in languages that don’t use the word “prefect”? In some cases, Molly gets in on the joke.

Harry Potter in the Classics: How Latin and Ancient Greek Captured a 20th Century Setting

Find out how the Latin and Ancient Greek translations of Harry Potter deal with modern technology, the wizarding world, and modern culture.

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