My friend Joan forwarded me an email containing photos of funny Chinese signs found in China as the country prepares for the Olympics. I did a little looking around the Internet and found a few more. It’s obvious the Chinese are trying, but I think they need to fire their translator. I couldn’t stop laughing. Take a look:
Definitely not politically correct!
Out of the nine planets, what are the chances?
Too bizarre even for a comment
I’ve been in India where they have no toilet paper; believe me, I’d treasure it
I will, I definitely will!
I just hope this sign was not found in a restaurant
Go ahead and slip – there are no attorneys in China
We want you to enjoy our lakes, really we do
Especially treasured toilet paper
Much tastier than the adult variety
Bad for the fishes, painful for you
Unisex bathroom dilemma
For a male CIA double agent?
If there’s one thing we don’ need help with….
But tastes like chicken
I’d gladly give my seat to a crippie, but a gravid?
A separate entrance for Hos…why didn’t I think of that?
Sounds better than canned water doesn’t it?
Go over there to die, please. Thank you.
Not nice. Some of my best friends are liquor heads.
Look up and down the aisle twice before proceeding…
Uhuh – when I chew it
Should Starbucks be concerned?
I wouldn’t tickle him
Weird, because horsebeans sound SOOOOO delicious
Where the most fashionable shop
So, the rumors are true!
There they go again, discriminating against the alcoholics
So this is where they all end up!
8 thoughts on “Funny Chinese Signs – is China Really Ready for the Olympics?”
Very funny stuff. Thanks for sharing these pics. I’ve tried to collected more of them and compiled a huge list of 120 most hilarious English>Chinese translations and grouped them into 10 different categories to kills your days. Check that out at https://www.actranslation.com/knowledge/fun/hilarious-translations.htm and you won’t be able to stop your laughter.
i think they did a pretty good job with the fireworks… but with the fake performers and all… i don;t think so
LOL! This was very funny
The Chineese olympic games were one of the best in history, and they also won the most golds too, congradulations.
I had a good laugh. Just for your info re: the bus sign, “Gravid” they meant pregnant women. Just a bit of trivia.
At least they tried an archaic lexicon to dig up the right word for “pregnant.” Nice try. Contemporaries won’t bother.
I think your website is wonderful…I’ll gladly add your link to my blog and I look forward to reading a whole lot more!
Thank you, Barbara. I really needed a good laugh today!