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35 Hilarious Chinese Translation Fails
Bored Panda ^ | Unknown | Unattributed

Posted on 01/24/2014 10:17:03 AM PST by Silentgypsy

Inspired by Buzzfeed’s “22 Chinese Signs That Got Seriously Lost In Translation”, we decided to make our own list of hilarious translation fails in China. And yes, there are definitely enough of them for many more such compilations! Check these out, so that if you ever do go to China, you wouldn’t be too surprised about fresh crap in fish tanks and wild germs that hate soup. Oh, and never order the greenstuff!

Never!

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TOPICS: Humor; Travel
KEYWORDS: sidesplitting
Please overlook the first one.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 10:17:03 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

ping for later


2 posted on 01/24/2014 10:19:09 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Lucky9teen

Ping and raised hand, thank you!


3 posted on 01/24/2014 10:21:43 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Flying polyps)
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To: Silentgypsy

Way worse than Engrish.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Silentgypsy
"Please overlook the first one."

Eat your peas.

5 posted on 01/24/2014 10:22:44 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Silentgypsy

several of these appear to be taking Honest Labeling laws a bit too seriously?


6 posted on 01/24/2014 10:23:16 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Silentgypsy

Some of those can’t be accidents. But very funny.

Aren’t we supposed to be offended or something?


7 posted on 01/24/2014 10:25:46 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Bored...PANDA!?!

You layciss!


8 posted on 01/24/2014 10:29:31 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Silentgypsy

What about that one about the poor duck?


9 posted on 01/24/2014 10:30:19 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Silentgypsy

i think it would’ve been funnier with actual translation below it when it isn’t obvious...

for example. sixi roasted husband would be sixi roasted puff

wild germ would be wild fungus...etc

most of it, is caused by the chinese character itself having multiple meanings, and the person running the computer doesn’t know english.

there are few that have correct translations, or close enough, but they aren’t common usage in english. still, a poor effort on the “translator’s” part.

case in point, “Whatever” was translated correctly...but in order for it to make sense for english readers, it should be something like “mixed fruit juice of the day”.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 10:31:22 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Silentgypsy

Sooooooooo funny!

One thing you have to admit: Asian sign makers are highly confident about their English abilities. They are dead wrong about their abilities but their self esteem is remarkable!


11 posted on 01/24/2014 10:33:07 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Silentgypsy

bttt lol


12 posted on 01/24/2014 10:34:05 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Silentgypsy

That was spectacular.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 10:39:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: VAFreedom

wang had to burn, sounds better than the actual dish, spicy hot pot with intestines
cat ear, that’s chinese pasta type of dish made to look like a small piece of ear, no more stranger than hot dog.
a time sex thing - should be one-use feminine/health devices
no sh**ing... - well, i guess mainland china still have problem with public defecation
racist park should be either heritage park or use the phonic name.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 10:42:04 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Silentgypsy

Engrish.com ... funny stuff.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 10:48:42 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: VAFreedom

For some reason, I find the gynocology one very funny, most likely because I can’t remember ever seeing the c word in print before (except in newspaper articles about sarah palin).


16 posted on 01/24/2014 10:53:28 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Silentgypsy

I see Sandra’s Soup is there!

These were so funny!


17 posted on 01/24/2014 11:04:28 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Silentgypsy
Similar to sign #17.

The one on the right occurs on January 28, 2014 at 9:00PM ET.

18 posted on 01/24/2014 11:06:12 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: kingattax

ping for a much needed laugh!


19 posted on 01/24/2014 11:06:32 AM PST by left that other site
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To: VAFreedom

When I tried to speak Cantonese, much hilarity ensued. I never figured out why they wouldn’t tell me what was so funny.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 11:10:02 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Flying polyps)
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To: Silentgypsy
You know Silentgypsy, years ago military men thought it was funny to teach locals English phrases { and profanity } as a joke.

It looks as if they learned too well....

hahahaha

21 posted on 01/24/2014 11:34:18 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Silentgypsy

Best laugh I’ve had in a long time.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 11:48:52 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Paladin2

“fries pulls out the rotten child”

heh


23 posted on 01/24/2014 11:52:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lazamataz

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2823/1127/320/P1270112.jpg


24 posted on 01/24/2014 11:57:56 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

That rubbish bin on the right isn’t nearly big enough to hold the entire democrat party ...


25 posted on 01/24/2014 12:00:49 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain
Korea... on someone's rear windsheild advertising ... something


26 posted on 01/24/2014 12:03:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Is it made of brick?


27 posted on 01/24/2014 12:03:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: virgil283
You know Silentgypsy, years ago military men thought it was funny to teach locals English phrases { and profanity } as a joke.,/p.

Yes, when I arrived in Thailand in 1962, the kids had already been taught to say "Yankee go home," while laughing. They thought it was a greeting.

28 posted on 01/24/2014 12:04:18 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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To: Dr. Thorne

"White Food" right next to a PC Bang (internet cafe) is kind of funny

29 posted on 01/24/2014 12:07:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lazamataz; Darksheare; Revolting cat!

Sounds like your kind of coffee shop.

30 posted on 01/24/2014 12:09:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NorthMountain

Black time is back!

31 posted on 01/24/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I’ll have what she’s having.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 12:13:10 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Would you like the crap salad or the seasoned raw crap before we need to use the totlet?

http://sweetandtastytv.com/2013/04/25/18-epic-fail-konglish/


33 posted on 01/24/2014 12:13:22 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lazamataz

Korea needs proof-readers!!

34 posted on 01/24/2014 12:15:12 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Sounds like a product endorsement.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 12:37:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: virgil283

There was a song about that by Rosemary Clooney: “Sailor boys have talked to me in English. Now I know all about the USA. The Presidente is Davy Crockett and everything in Texas is Vermont,” etc., etc.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 12:43:50 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Flying polyps)
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To: GeronL

*czckle* Could you please get them to cook the raw crap. We can skip the totlet—you can contract every disease known to man in those things.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 12:55:25 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Flying polyps)
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To: Silentgypsy

lol


38 posted on 01/24/2014 1:03:26 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Sorry, Heinz, Libby's and Bush, once you go black (bean) you never go back!

39 posted on 01/24/2014 4:28:23 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

lol


40 posted on 01/24/2014 4:39:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
I wonder what % of sheeple could tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese and Korean?


41 posted on 01/24/2014 4:45:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

How is it “sheeple” not to know Asian writings?


42 posted on 01/24/2014 5:15:38 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: CodeToad

That is not what I said.

Sheeple are sheeple. I expect non-sheeple to know who they are. :p Sheeple is a pre-existing designation.

I was wondering how many of them having tatoo’s on their butts that say “Poopoo Kitty” in a foreign language and think it looks cool.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 5:17:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

44 posted on 01/24/2014 6:06:17 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

lolz


45 posted on 01/24/2014 6:07:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I’ll take a guess. The columns on the left are definitely Korean. The middle columns are Japanese, I would guess and the columns on the right are Chinese, I presume.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 7:08:15 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

yes


47 posted on 01/24/2014 7:09:09 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Paladin2

Eat your peas.


Or was it ‘take this cuke, ALL of it!’ or who knows?

I take every laugh where I can get it, these days.


48 posted on 01/24/2014 9:24:24 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. In the AM, proven wrong.)
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To: txhurl

Humor helps these daze, more than ever.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 9:29:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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