31 Hilariously Bad Chinese Translation Fails.

The linguistic differences and gaps between Chinese and English are so far apart that translating from one to the other can be extremely tricky. This is also why English natives find it so difficult to learn Mandarin, and the same is also true for Chinese natives. We know for a fact that translation is such a subtle skill that few people excel at. You have to have strong linguistic skills about at least two languages to be able to translate efficiently.

When you hand a translation job to someone who is not a translator, don’t expect the results to be good. Expect hilariously bad results. We’ve got very hard laughs from translation fails before but we’ve never had ones that are dedicated just to Chinese. So we figured it would be nice to have a Chinese dedicated list. So here is one. Enjoy it and let us know what you think.


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 chinalert.com

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MFinChina

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imgur.com

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tinypic.com

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 MFinChina

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Chris Radley

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David Feng

8.

Andy Stoll

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MFinChina

10.

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AtticDweller

12.

sousveillance

13.

mursu909

14. *Crab

offbeatchina.com

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 joshbateman

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 imgur.com

17.

engrish.com

18. Poor duck.

offbeatchina.com

19.

keso

20.

TrevinC

21.

Chris Radley

22.

dingadingdang

23. Whisky and what??

stefan

24. Oh Come on!

megoizzy

25.

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offbeatchina.com

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offbeatchina.com

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chinawhisper.com

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buzzfeed.com

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imgur.com

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