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Most awkward Chinese-English translation fails   [Copy link] 中文

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This post was edited by Rearwindow at 2014-6-16 14:25

Accurately translating text from Chinese to English can be a hard job. The two languages are so different, both grammatically and phonetically. And Chinese small businesses often don’t have enough money to employ a proper translator and can only rely on machine translation (like google translator) instead. So the translations are sometimes odd and nonsensical, and even hilarious.

If a foreigner travels to China, he might have some difficulties finding their way around the country due to poor English knowledge and clumsy translation. Here is my collection of hilarious translation fails in China.




What they meant to say: Ironing Room

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Foreign-oriented Hotel
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Print & Copy Center
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Pay-upon-arrival Ticket Office
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Rice,  Flour
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Public Toilet for Tourists
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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What they meant to say: Corporate Banking Counter
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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