Off topic: Hilarious Asian To English Language Translations on Signs
Thread poster: LingoTrust

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Jul 16, 2012

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Asian languages often give machine translators the most difficulty in producing accurate translations. The language structure is far different than the European language counterparts which the machine translators are based off.

While more foreigners are traveling to China now more than ever, businesses have taken to providing more English translations. However, many have chosen to go the less expensive route by not having the translations properly proofread.

The following are some of the more egregious mistakes.

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