Bad English Translations in Beijing

In which I find lots of bad English translations in Beijing

Here are the bad English translations of signs and menus that I found whilst in Beijing. These are below, with added comments. Without further ado, here they are.

These first signs were from the Forbidden City, telling us what to do and what not to do. It’s the phrasing of the English which is so funny and secondly we have the various meal translations. Please let me know if you would eat any of these: (click any pic for it to turn into a slideshow)


So which would you like to try?

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Author: Bennett

2 years as an expat in China and now doing the same in New Zealand, Bennett sure likes to experience "slow travel!"

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  1. HAHA Wow this just made my day. Thanks for sharing =)
    Saw this on your post from Lonely Planet, good laugh.

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    • The ones on Lonely Planet were good, but I knew I just had to share these too! China’s such a good place for really random spellings/interpretations. Thanks so much for the comment, really appreciate people saying they like what I’ve done. I’ve not got a fancy website or anything, but it’s mine so it’s all good!

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