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Dr. Jason Faulkner  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:40
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Spanish to English
May 23, 2008

Here's one that showed up in my inbox.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Chinglish_restaurant_sign.JPG

Watch out for those black mushrooms!


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Chinglish May 23, 2008

Hilarious! Some of those platters have very phylosophical names: 'The water boils the beef; it's like there's some sort of mystical meaning to that.

Thanks for the laugh.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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They sound like I Ching readings :-) May 23, 2008

Mod woman moves the plates across to lighter waters

[Edited at 2008-05-23 22:55]


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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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Özden! May 23, 2008

Özden Arıkan wrote:

They sound like I Ching readings


Oh man, I can't stop laughing, really!

Thank you guys, this was a good one!


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RNAtranslator  Identity Verified
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Would you like to experiment with drugs? May 24, 2008

Then, Catalan trains are the best place (Spain):
http://fuckedtranslation.blogspot.com/2007/09/catalan-train-company-encourages.html


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
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Actually, I don't think that is MT May 24, 2008

I think this is rather pure, hardcore Chinglish and not MT. The kind that the restaurant owner's wife's cousin's neighbour, who can English [sic], put together using a dictionary and translating word-for-word.

What gave it away? The soil beans did, of course!

It is pretty hilarious, though!


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Emmanuelle Moulin  Identity Verified
France
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hehe May 25, 2008

it's a wonder they even got "welcome" right! thanks for sharing

Emmanuelle


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Rosina Peixoto  Identity Verified
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Funny translations into English Jun 1, 2008

In a Paris hotel elevator:
Please leave your values at the front desk.


In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. daily.


In a Yugoslavian hotel:
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.


In a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.


In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.


In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.


On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.


On the menu of a Polish hotel:
Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.


Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.


In a Bangkok dry cleaner's:
Drop your trousers here for best results.


Outside a Paris dress shop:
Dresses for street walking.


In a Rhodes tailor shop:
Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.


From the Soviet Weekly:
There will be a Moscow Exhibition of Arts by 15,000 SovietRepublic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.


In a Zurich hotel:
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.


In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.


In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.


In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:
Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.


Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:
Would you like to ride on your own ass?


In a Swiss mountain inn:
Special today -- no ice cream. (kein Eis?)


In a Bangkok temple:
It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.


In a Tokyo bar:
Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.


In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.


On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.


In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.


In a Budapest zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.


Cheers! Have a nice Sunday!


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