A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about translation

Sign 'O' the Times

Ridiculous Chinese Signs

View Overland debacle on beatski's travel map.

Sign ‘O’ the Times – China 6th November

The Chinese have given us a lot of things, Paper, Tea, Delicate Pottery, Fireworks, Water Torture, and the revered Mao, but let's not forget what China continues to give us and no its not poor quality household products or lethal toys for children, that is poor translation to English. Here is a few of the most memorable signs and interpretations that I have found whilst travelling in this godforsaken country ;-)

(Ill throw a few Japanese ones in here as well)

Father Gathering????
I really have no idea about this one....
Tick and Hot Curry????!!!
A pungent drink perhaps??

All very innocent enough, though I did see a guy wearing a t-shirt with 'Wank' written right across it.... im not sure he knew what this actually meant, and i couldnt quite get my camera out in time.....

Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 19:31 Archived in China Tagged signs in english japanese bad chinese translation interpreted Comments (1)

(Entries 1 - 1 of 1) Page [1]