Chinese Signs That Got Lost In Translation

China is fascinating, and visiting it is bound to leave you with some amazing impressions. Sometimes, however, the English-speaking guests might have some difficulties finding their way around the country. Due to poor English knowledge and clumsy translation, signs that are supposed to help you out, only end up causing outbursts of unstoppable laughter!

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!


F*** Vegetables

“干菜” means dried vegetables and “类” means type. So as a whole, it should be the dried vegetables section. The translator was way too concerned about the Chinese character “干” which is also a slang for f***.” (Image credits: chinalert.com)

Don’t Order the Greenstuffs!

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Hand Grenade

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Slip and Fall Down Carefully!

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Beware of Missing Foot

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The Wild Germ Hates Soup

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Potato the Crap

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Stupid Beans

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Grab Me Now!

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Wang Had to Burn

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Fresh Crap

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Cat Ear or..?

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You Are the Best!

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Evil Rubbish

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Poor Duck…

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One of Those Time Sex Things…

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No Shitting

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Beware of Safety

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Don’t Be Edible

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Crap Stick

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No Discunt

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Don’t Touch Yourself

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Racist Park

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Execution in Progress

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Reverse Psychology

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New Flavor

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Unlike Put Your Shoes On My Face

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Cheap, Fast & Easy

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Do Not Disturb

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