Is it really such a smart thing for me to be posting about Harry Potter again? *znork* =S
Anyway, someone was collecting all the Harry Potter book covers in all the different languages, so I scanned in the Chinese versions of Book 1 and 2 that I had. I cleaned this up a little from what I had before so it would be easier to see:
book 1 - china_taiwan_hk.jpg ... The black letters of the title are actually gold, the scanner just doesn't do metallic well.
|ha1 li4||bo1 te4||yu3||shen2 bi4||de||mo2 fa3 shi2|
|Harry||Potter||and||The Mysterious Mystical Stone|
book 2 - china_taiwan_hk.jpg ... The black letters of the title are actually metallic red.
|ha1 li4||bo1 te4||yu3||xiao1 shi1||de||mi4 shi4|
|Harry||Potter||and||The Missing Chamber of Secrets|
Rowling is 羅琳, "Luo2 Lin2"
MIL Woman has been appropriately play-reprimanded for not getting Book 3 & 4 (they were too heavy for her luggage *pshaw*).
MIL Woman has been admonished to bring back Book 3 & 4 for the next trip. =D
She's still reading the first two, so I haven't gotten to them yet. Just before she went back, I asked for some Elementary school level Chinese novels so that I could practice reading. I asked for Science Fiction (科幻 ke1 huan4) and Star Trek preferred. Not sure what "Star Trek" is in Chinese, but "Star Wars" is 星球大戰 (Xing1 Qiu2 Da4 Zhan4 - Planetary Big War)
But she's not into SciFi (she's into Romance, like Chinese Danielle Steele), so it was hard for her to choose. She got me The Monkey King: Journey to the West and a translated Pride and Prejudice instead. Those are both cool beans too!!! But, it didn't occur to me to ask for all four Harry Potter books =P Next trip. Next trip.