Thursday, September 08, 2011

Chinglish Lives!

We've been down this road before...snarky foreigners bemused at the mangled English on signs throughout China. (Just get a native speaker to do the translation!) Normally, we've moved way past writing about this phenomenon, but there were some great ones on Hengshan, a mountain (in fact, one of China's five sacred Taoist peaks) we hiked up after our visit to the hanging monastery.

Click on these pictures and enjoy a little trip back in time, Chinglish style...



At 1:45 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

I think Google translate might be a better way to go for future sign makers! :)

At 7:51 AM, Blogger The Balla Family said...

You get some pretty crazy things when you plug Chinese characters into Google translate! There is still no substitute for thoughtful human translation (although that may change someday).


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