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Here Are Some Translation Fails That Will Make You Glad You Speak English Good

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Anyone that ever had to fill a language credit in college and innocently said, “Well, I”ll just learn Chinese!” knows how horrendously hard Chinese is to translate to English and vice versa. Here are some examples of when that language gap hurts the most. Even another four semesters abroad couldn”t save these guys.

Your Mel Gibson DVDs simply will not work here.

Your Mel Gibson DVDs simply will not work here.

Probably the grossest way to describe a number 2 that I”ve ever heard.

Probably the grossest way to describe a number 2 that I

For our Latin restaurant guests.

For our Latin restaurant guests.

Don”t make us resuscitate you back to life!

Don

This Queen album cover would be perfect if that wasn”t totally The Beatles in the picture.

This Queen album cover would be perfect if that wasn

Does anyone else think this health-conscious, vegan movement is going a little too far sometimes?

Does anyone else think this health-conscious, vegan movement is going a little too far sometimes?

Horny-care: the healthcare plan we can ALL lust for.

Horny-care: the healthcare plan we can ALL lust for.

I hope that somewhere in China someone isn”t trying to put out a fire with something that WAS labeled “fire extinguisher”.

I hope that somewhere in China someone isn

Horribly named dish, excellently named indie-rock band.

Horribly named dish, excellently named indie-rock band.

A sternly prepared sexual harassment, but delicious nonetheless.

A sternly prepared sexual harassment, but delicious nonetheless.

Are these baptismal instructions for some kind of death-cult.

Are these baptismal instructions for some kind of death-cult.

Would this be such a bad idea? At least we”d know who the racists are and where they hang out.

Would this be such a bad idea?  At least we

Talk about your rude awakening.

Talk about your rude awakening.

This one”s not technically wrong, but its pretty wrong.

This one

Good luck with that summer course and Mandarin! If you know anyone who speaks Chinese or is tragically bad at speaking English, give this a share on Facebook!