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Harry Potter Language Library


It is time for Language Library to have its first book post and my chosen book/series is Harry Potter. I know I was intending to use the series at some point as it is such a global hit but the illustrated edition of the Prisoner of Azkaban was released this week in the UK and I thought it would be a great time to show some love towards what is arguably my favourite book of the series.

HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2)

Other languages:

Albanian – Harry Potter dhe i Burgosuri i Azkabanit

Czech – Harry Potter a vězeň z Azkabanu

Danish – Harry Potter og Fangen fra Azkaban

German Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban

Modern Greek: Ο Χάρι Πότερ και ο Αιχμάλωτος του Αζκαμπάν
(transliteration – O Khári Póter kai o Aikhmálotos tu Azkabán)

Italian – Harry Potter e il Prigioniero di Azkaban

Japanese – ハリー・ポッターとアズカバンの囚人
(Hepburn transliteration: Harī Pottā to Azukaban no shūjin)

Korean – 해리 포터와 아즈카반의 죄수
(Revised Romanization: Haeri Poteowa Ajeukabanui joesu)

Romanian – Harry Potter şi prizonierul din Azkaban (film title and of the book’s 2nd edition)

Russian – Гарри Поттер и узник Азкабана
(transliteration – Garri Pottjer i uznik Azkabana)

Swedish – Harry Potter och Fången från Azkaban

Vietnamese – Harry Potter và tên tù nhân ngục Azkaban

And since I have started doing some Deaf Awareness posts on this blog, it would be remiss of me not to have a BSL translation (done by yours truly!)


If I have missed a language that you were interested in, the Harry Potter Wikia has a page full of translations for all the books in the series.

And I’ll leave you with some of the covers for these other language editions.

Image result for harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban french editionImage result for harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban spanish edition

Image result for harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban germanImage result for harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban italian

















If there are any other books or series that you would like to see featured in Language Library, comment with some suggestions.

Hope you enjoyed learning some of the different titles for the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!



5 thoughts on “Harry Potter Language Library”

  1. Yes!! PoA is the best one!!

    Also thanks for teaching me my new sign for the day, the sign for prisoner. I looked it up on the Auslan sign bank to check and it is very similar.

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    1. No problem. When I’ve done some research into Auslan – just for my own general curiosity – I’ve noticed that there are quite a few similarities to BSL.

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      1. There sure is! Auslan developed from BSL. The sign where I think this is most apparent is the sign for Australia, which apparently meant “take the convicts and dump them here”

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