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Harry Potter Books in Foreign Languages

Français | Deutsch | Español | Português | Italiano | Russian | Lithuanian | Chinese | Japanese | More Languages

English Originals

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7). July 2007. US | UK | CA | FR | DE
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6). 2005. US | UK | CA | FR | DE
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (Book 5). 768 pages. 2003. US | UK | CA
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4). 2000. US | UK | CA
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban (Book 3). 1999. US | UK | CA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2). 1998. US | UK | CA
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's [Sorcerer's - US] Stone (Book 1). 1997. US | UK | CA

French Translations

Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort (Book 7). October 2007. FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé (Book 6). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers (Book 1). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets (Book 2). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter et le prisonnier d'Azkaban (Book 3). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter et la Coupe de feu (Book 4). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter et l'Ordre du Phénix (Book 5). US | UK | FR | DE | CA

German Translations

Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes. (Book 7). October 2007. DE
Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz. (Book 6). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (Book 1). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens (Book 2). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Azkaban (Book 3). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch (Book 4). US | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix (Book 5). US | UK | FR | DE | CA

Spanish Translations

Harry Potter y el misterio del principe (Book 6). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Book 1). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter y la cámara secreta (Book 2). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban (Book 3). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter y el cáliz de fuego (Book 4). US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Harry Potter y la Órden del Fénix (Book 5). US | UK | DE | FR | CA

Italian Translations

Harry Potter e il Principe Mezzosangue (Book 6). US | UK | FR | DE
Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale (Book 1). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti (Book 2). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter e il prigioniero di Azkaban (Book 3). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter e il calice di fuoco (Book 4). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Harry Potter e l'Ordine della Fenice (Book 5). US | UK | FR | DE | CA

Russian Translations

Garri Potter i Prints-polukrovka - Book 6 in RussianGarri Potter i Prints-polukrovka (Book 6). US | DE
Garri Potter i filosofskii kamen' - Book 1 in RussianGarri Potter i filosofskii kamen' (Book 1). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Garri Potter i tainaya komnata (Book 2 in Russian)Garri Potter i tainaya komnata (Book 2). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Garri Potter i uznik Azkabana - Book 3 in RussianGarri Potter i uznik Azkabana (Book 3). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Garri Potter i Kubok ognia - Book 4 in RussianGarri Potter i Kubok ognya (Book 4). US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Garri Potter i Orden Feniksa (Book 5 in Russian)Garri Potter i Orden Feniksa (Book 5). US | DE | UK | FR

Lithuanian Translations

Haris Poteris ir Isminties Akmuo. (Book 1). US | DE
Haris Poteris ir Paslapciu Kambarys. (Book 2). US | DE
Haris Poteris ir Azkabano Kalinys. (Book 3). US | DE
Haris Poteris ir Ugnies Taure. (Book 4). US
Haris Poteris ir fenikso brolija. (Book 5). DE

Chinese Translations

Ha li po te - shen mi de mo fa shi. (Book 1). Traditional characters: US | CA | Simplified Characters: US | CA
Ha li po te - xiao shi de mi shi. (Book 2). Traditional characters: US | CA | Simplified Characters: US | CA
Ha li po te - azi kaban de tao fan. (Book 3). Traditional characters: US | CA | Simplified Characters: US | CA
Ha li po te - huo bei de kao yan. (Book 4). Traditional characters: US | CA | Simplified Characters: US | CA
(Book 5). Traditional characters: US | CA | Simplified Characters: US | CA

Japanese Translations from amazon.co.jp

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) in Japanese.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) in Japanese.
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban (Book 3) in Japanese.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) in Japanese. 2 volume set.
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (Book 5) in Japanese. 2 volume set.
Portuguese (Brazilian) Translations - Continental Portuguese translations are available from Livraria Escolar Editora, Lisbon.
Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal (Book 1). Submarino Livros (São Paulo) page.
Harry Potter e a Câmara Secreta (Book 2). Submarino Livros page.
Harry Potter e o Prisoneiro de Azkaban (Book 3). Submarino Livros page.
Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo (Book 4). Submarino Livros page.
Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fénix (Book 5). Submarino Livros page.
More Languages: Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish. Available from Multilingual Books, Seattle.

An Improbable Sequel: Harry Potter and the Ivory Tower. By Stephen Kinzer, The New York Times, 12 May 2001.

Harry Potter at Hit in Other Languages. AP, 9 September 2000.

Harry Potter Around the World

Braille version of 'Harry Potter' weighs in at 13 volumes. By Elizabeth Armstrong. Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2003.


My main motivation in putting together this page has been to promote the study of foreign languages by Harry Potter fans who "can't get enough." If you are interested in translations of Harry Potter books into languages other than those included here, you should be able to find information and vendors by searching in Google.

I have not listed audio versions of the books because the printed versions have much greater educational value. If the child is too young to read, it would be preferable for a parent to read from a book, rather than to hand the child a tape or CD.

A note on language study: With few exceptions, schools in the U.S. fail to teach foreign languages competently, no matter how many years children sit through the insufficiently intensive and invariably overcrowded classes. But you can start them with the Pimsleur tapes or CDs (allow about 4 to 5 months @ 1 hour per day to complete the 90 half-hour lessons in French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese, and considerably more time for Japanese or Chinese), then hire a native-speaking tutor for advanced instruction. It won't be long before they will be able to read translations of their favorite books with a good bilingual dictionary at hand.




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