Video Explores Difficulties of Translating the Harry Potter Books

By Maryann Yin 

Vox has created the “Harry Potter and the translator’s nightmare” video. This piece has drawn more than 457,000 views on YouTube and over 111,000 views on Facebook.

The video embedded above explores the complexities involved in translating J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. These beloved children’s books have been translated into more than sixty different languages.

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