harry potter german

i don’t think anyone outside of Germany understands how scarring it is to hear the words “Fresh Dumbledore”. you do not know that there’s a whole generation of Germans out there who get thrown back in time upon hearing those words… war flashbacks of “wer zum Teufel ist Amanda”, “Voldemort hat einen Stein nach mir geworfen”, “SCHINKEN!” and “Ich bin alt, ich bin bald tot, aus grün mach rot. Klatsch!”… those and so many other quotes still haunt me.

you do not know that there’s a whole parallel universe in Germany where Hermione is a lesbian, Dumbledore is a gangster rapper, Gilderoy Lockhard is a porn star and everything is 100% obscene. that everyone quoted these dubs for months. that there were actual albums of Fresh Dumbledore out there that you could listen to. That there was also an album of Snape’s black metal band. Even Warner Brothers got wind of it and threatened to sue.

one woman in Germany redefined Harry Potter for countless people for years, and none of you even know.

the memory of it is burnt into my brain and I cannot escape. 

It’s strange to think that non-German speakers will never experience the glorious disaster that was ‘Harry Potter und ein Stein’ aka the entire abridged first, second and fifth movie. In hindsight, its pretty bad and extremely politically uncorrect; but man, was it a big part of pop culture back then, and you can’t deny the impact it had - especially on German Youtube itself. Also I don’t think I’ve ever looked at a pic of Dumbledore and not thought of Fresh D and his not-so-epic rapsongs.

Harry Potter Vocab

I started reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince eons ago, and seeing the language differences was quite interesting. Some of these words are fairly specific to this book, but you can find most of them throughout the whole series :)

Characters:
Hermione- Hermine
Moaning Myrtle- Maulende Myrte
The Dark Lord/He Who Shall Not be Named/You-Know-Who- der Dunkle Lord/Er, dessen Name nicht genannt werden darf/ Du-weißt-schon-wer
Crookshanks- Krummbein
Buckbeak- Seidenschnabel
Nearly-Headless Nick- fast kopflose Nick
Death Eater- Todesser

Places:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry- Hogwarts-Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei
Number 4 Privet Drive- Ligusterweg Nummer 4
The Burrow- Fuchsbau
St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries- St.-Mungo-Hospital für magische Krankheiten und Verletzungen
The Leaky Cauldron- Der Tropfende Kessel
Diagon Alley- Die Winkelgasse
Knockturn Alley- Nokturngasse
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes- Weasleys Zauberhafte Zauberscherze
Platform 9 ¾- Bahnsteig neundreiviertel
Common Room- der Gemeinschaftsraum
Azkaban- Askaban

Courses/Exams:
Defense Against the Dark Arts- Verteidigung gegen die dunkle Künste
Occulemency- Okklumentik
Potions- Zaubertränke
Ancient Ruins- Alte Runen
Care of Magical Creatures- Pflege magischer Geschöpfe
Divination- Wahrsagen
Transfiguration- Verwandlung
OWLS- ZAG
NEWTS- UTZ

((OOC Becci: When people tell me it was a coincidence that Dumbledore picked Remus as a teacher in the third book and it wasn’t because of Sirius.
And then they tell me it’s not a big deal anyway an neither Sirius nor Peter nor Remus had much to do with baby Harry…

How can people live like that? Sirius was Pada and Remus was Moomy und Peter Womy. And everthing was perfect.
And Remus came back to protect Harry and talk with Sirius and… omg you have no idea.
Leave my babies alone.))

anonymous asked:

Do you think that the amercians say: "Ilvermorny is my home" ? I would, because they're americans, so the would go to Ilvermonry instead of Hogwarts. (sry 4 my bad english, but I'm from the netherlands)

I’m not American … so I don’t know 🤷🏼‍♀️ but actually … I don’t think so! Because; excuse me when I am wrong, but don’t we all want to be in the wizarding world with Harry? And Harry was in Hogwarts! And we walked with him and all the other students through the castle and we dreamed about sitting in the Great Hall, drinking our pumpkin juice, and all the other things. Hagrids Hut, watching Quidditch, the forbidden forest, etc.

So it doesn’t matter where you from, because Hogwarts ist your home and “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” ✨