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Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Staceyw (IP Logged)
Date: June 09, 2009 04:36AM
It's time for a break! After all that English learning, why not spot the errors in these inaccurate translations that have made many native speakers guffaw? Take it as a good translation practice:











Just for laughs!

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2009 06:01AM by Olive.

Re: Just for laughs: Funny English Signs in China
Posted by: Staceyw (IP Logged)
Date: June 09, 2009 04:41AM
haha and some are just too funny

From English Language Humor:

Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world. Enjoy them!

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

In a Vienna hotel:
In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.

In the offices of a loan company:
Ask about our plans for owning your home.

In the window of an Oregon store:
Why go elsewhere and be cheated when you can come here?

In a City restaurant:
Open seven days a week and weekends.

A sign seen on a restroom dryer at O'Hare Field in Chicago:
Do not activate with wet hands.

Hotel brochure, Italy:
This hotel is renowned for its piece and solitude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.

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

At a zoo in Nanjing, China:
Please don't hurt the animals while teasing them.

Outside a Paris dress shop:
Dresses for street walking.

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

Sign in Egyptian hotel:
If you require room service, please open door and shoud, "Room service!"

In a Tokyo hotel:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

Tokyo hotel's rules ad regulations:
Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disguisting behaviors in bed.

In another Japanese hotel room:
Please to bathe inside the tub.

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong:
Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.

A sign on the door leading to an outside smoking area in Japan:
Building asks a smoked visitor in the outside smoking section that you cannot smoke in.

An advert for Tokai University Open House Day:
Tokai University Open campus for your mind only.

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

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

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 Nairobi restaurant:
Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.

On the main road to Mombasa, leaving Nairobi:
Take notice: when this sign is under water, this road is impassable.

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

Spotted in a safari park:
Elephants please stay in your car

Notice in a field:
The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges

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.

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

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest:
It is strictly forbidden on our Black Forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose.

Re: Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: June 09, 2009 01:17PM
At a zoo in Nanjing, China:
Please don't hurt the animals while teasing them.

I have a picture of that one. I love that picture!

Re: Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Edgar0 (IP Logged)
Date: June 12, 2009 05:28AM
Staceyw Wrote:
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> It's time for a break! After all that English
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what's the right way? show us,please.

Re: Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: June 12, 2009 05:51AM
Not going to fix the first, it's too long and too many mistakes.

2. If your belongings are stolen Please call the police. (If YOU are stolen you can't call anyone...)

3. Hard to translate really because it sounds a bit strange in English. I guess maybe "Always be courteous and help others"

4. "Don't use the washroom while starting or stopping" (Stabilizing means to get one's balance or to stop movement but in this case it's not correctly used)

5. "Attention: Work Area" or "Attention: Work Zone" Here is Working tells people that that area or that location is working, not broken. For example The Computer is Working, means it's not broken.

Try and guess or figure out there rest! Good practice smiling smiley

Re: Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Edgar0 (IP Logged)
Date: June 12, 2009 08:29AM
谢谢

Re: Funny English signs in China (photos)
Posted by: Troysimp (IP Logged)
Date: January 04, 2010 02:15AM
If you like these kind of funny English mistakes, you might also like the collection at [www.funny-english-errors.com]. Enjoy!



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