You are not a die-hard Potterhead if you’ve never stood in front of a mirror with a stick (or a toy wand, if you were lucky) in your hand, practising your favorite magic spell! No doubt, the Harry Potter series wouldn’t have been half as magnificent without its charms and curses!
Here are 12 popular spells from the Harry Potter series along with their hilarious Hindi translation.
Accio or the ‘Summoning Charm’ is used to summon an object (within a certain distance) to the user of the spell. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, our favorite wizard used this spell to summon his broomstick during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.
This ‘Water-making Charm’ can produce water out of nowhere! The spell first appeared in the Half-Blood Prince.
3. Avada Kedavra
Avada Kedavra or the ‘Killing Curse’ is one of the three Unforgivable Curses. This sinister spell causes painless and instantaneous death! Although it first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, it was identified only later in the Goblet of Fire.
Bombarda or the ‘Exploding Charm’ detonates the target in a minor explosion. This charm could be used for opening sealed doors or barred windows! Hermione used the spell to free Sirius Black from the prison in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie).
The Cruciatus Curse or the ‘Torture Curse’ is also an Unforgivable Curse. It can be used to inflict excruciating pain on the target. It first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Confringo or the ‘Blasting Curse’ can be used to cause a target to explode. The curse first appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
7. Expecto Patronum
Expecto Patronum or the ‘Patronus Charm’ is used to conjure an animal shaped energy mass that can repel dementors. It channels the happiest memory of a person. Potter learns this protective charm in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Expelliarmus or the ‘Disarming Charm’ is Harry’s signature move. Expelliarmus can cause the target’s wand to fly out of his hand. The first appearance of the spell was in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Imperio or the ‘Imperius Curse’ is also one of the three Unforgivable Curses. It can potentially place the target under the control of the caster. A person should possess exceptional will power to resist this curse. The spell was first seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Just like the torch app on your smartphone, this handy charm creates a light beam at the tip of the castor’s wand. The spell first appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
This popular duelling spell can stun the target and render it unconscious. Although frequently used throughout the series, the charm was first seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
This curse can potentially blast the target (solid objects) into pieces. It first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
So, which of these spells are you most likely to use?