What is Harry Potter called in French?
Harry Potter à L’école Des Sorciers
The differences start with the title, Harry Potter à L’école Des Sorciers, which means “Harry Potter at the School of Wizards.”
How many languages did Harry Potter translated?
J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ Translated To Scots, Marking 80th Language Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone has been translated to 79 languages. Today, it was published in its 80th translation — Scots.
Who translated Harry Potter into French?
Harry Potter and The BFG have at least one thing in common… The French writer who translated J.K. Rowling’s beloved series is Jean-François Ménard, who was also Roald Dahl’s favorite translator, as revealed in this interview with the French publishing house Gallimard (link in French).
Is Draco Malfoy German?
Draco Lucius Malfoy (b. 5 June 1980) was a British pure-blood wizard and the only son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy (née Black). The son of a Death Eater, Draco was raised to strongly believe in the importance of blood purity.
Why do French call Hogwarts Poudlard?
Poudlard is the French version of Hogwarts and literally translates to “lice-bacon,” or more accurately, “bacon lice,” and therefore captures the meaning behind “Hogwarts,” a pig that has some sort of skin issue.
What language is Gryffindor?
In French: Gryffindor becomes Gryffondor. Hufflepuff becomes Poufsouffle. Ravenclaw becomes Serdaigle, which comes from serre d’aigle, or claw of the eagle.
Is Voldemort French?
The name Voldemort is actually French and means “flight of death.” (According to Metro, Rowling apologized to the French people for the evil wizard’s name in 2009.) But the French translator still had to do some finessing when it came to Voldemort’s given name.
What is Tom Riddle’s middle name?
Tom Marvolo Riddle
After all, it was by mixing his wizarding and Muggle names that he created his new moniker: ‘Tom Marvolo Riddle’, becoming ‘I am Lord Voldemort’.
What language can Harry Potter speak?
Harry was not consciously aware of his ability to speak Parseltongue until 1992 after he was pitted against Draco Malfoy in the Duelling Club. Draco conjured a snake to attack him and, when the serpent turned its attention to Justin Finch-Fletchley, Harry was able to communicate with it to tell it not to attack.
What does Dumbledore translate to in English?
“Dumbledore” is an old English word meaning bumblebee. Because Albus Dumbledore is very fond of music, I always imagined him as sort of humming to himself a lot.
What does Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus mean in Latin?
Never tickle a sleeping dragon
By no means a dramatic coincidence, Draco’s first name is Latin for a terrifying beast that spits fire – or, more specifically, a dragon. You may have noticed that Draco’s name is also part of the Hogwarts school motto: ‘Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus’ – which means ‘Never tickle a sleeping dragon’.