With the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Script Book before the seventh month dies (get it?), Potterheads all over the world can't help but feel nostalgic as once again, we'll get to go back to our beloved Hogwarts, now with the next generation of wizards and witches born from the original Potter characters.
But no matter what, the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, along with the others, will always stay. We'll always remember—because the magic lives on, even after nineteen years since the second Wizarding War (and nine years for us—the last installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, was published in 2007). JK Rowling's tale has touched the lives of millions of readers, and we continue to abide by the lessons we learned from the series. From classic quotes like, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities (Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)," to fun, memorable lines like, "You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve (Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince),” it's become a sort of a guide book growing up.
But aside from these, the wizarding idioms are also widely celebrated. And we've compiled some of the favorites—brush up on these phrases you can use when you bump into another Potterhead. Or if you just feel like using it on muggle conversation.. *imitate Dumbledore wink*
Don't assume when nothing is certain yet.
A person's innate character will remain—even if they said they'll change.
Don't jump to another story when one's not yet finished yet.
When luck finds its way to you.
We can't do it like Fifth Harmony, no.
LOLJK. [related: Hot Stuff: Be the Pak to the Ganern!]
What's done is done—move on!
Because... HANGRY. [related: The Six Fix: Which Among These Classic Pinoy "Chichiria" Is Your Favorite?]
It's just the beginning—or a small part of something big.
Use this next time instead of, "OMG!" and the like. Variations: Merlin's beard! Merlin's most baggy Y Fronts!
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Art by Jana Maureen Jimenez