Chinese text on the Happy Bubble Box

Chinese refers to a group of languages which originated as the native tongues of the Han Chinese in China. The most spoken dialects from the varieties of Chinese includes Mandarin, Wu, Min, and Yue.[1]


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One of the labels in Chinese in Newton Scamander's suitcase

Newton Scamander carried at least two items in his suitcase that were labelled in Chinese.[2]

In the 1989–1990 school year, Jacob's sibling and Talbott Winger found a letter in the Owlery the latter suspected may have been in Chinese, but he came to the conclusion that it was most likely in Japanese.[3]

An advertisement for a Magic Translator's services that appeared in the classified section of an issue of The Quibbler listed several languages available for translation, including Chinese, "Eastern European" (presumably Russian or another language in the Slavic family), Japanese, and the Latin languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish).[4]

The Happy Bubble Box, a Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes product, featured Chinese writing on its packaging.[5]


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