Chenglish....

rog_london

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I thought some of you might be amused at the following paragraph from the owner's handbook for a Chinese motorbike as sold in Africa....

The rest of the handbook is rather better. It's not all like this!

'Fule, engine oil and axunge must preserved place of the children don't touch, and notice corresponding to warning nameplate in container, or else have danger of harm health with people.'

I find health and safety legislation confusing at times - it seems I'm not alone!

Rog.
 

flecc

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Yes, the Chinese are still learning and have a long way to go. I remember when the same applied to the Japanese long ago. One early product from there was the Waltz 35 mm camera which included in it's box the usual neck strap. The opening line of the owners handbook was:

"The camera is used while hanging by the neck"

They've come along way since then, and no doubt the Chinese will be as good one day.
 

tillson

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Yes, the Chinese are still learning and have a long way to go.
Would it be easier for them if we all learnt to speak and write in Chinese? After all, we will have to once that they have taken over the world.
 

jazper53

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would it be easier for them if we all learnt to speak and write in chinese? After all, we will have to once that they have taken over the world.
你 能 借 我 五 百 元 钱 吗?

for those who may not read characters: Nǐ néng jiè wǒ wǔ bǎi yuán qián mā?
 
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Croxden

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我可以,但可能性不大。有多少人在谷歌翻译吗?
 

carpetbagger

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Croxden

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有一个问题。问题是别人的负担。回答了监狱的自我。
 

carpetbagger

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有一个问题。问题是别人的负担。回答了监狱的自我。
我不明白的英文翻译,重要的是,你的啤酒?
 

carpetbagger

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On a plate of food delivered in chinese restaurant in Guangzhou....MIND YOUR HOT FINGERS !
KUdosDave
你怎么敢侮辱我们的国家!
 

smudger1956

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LEARN CHINESE IN 5 MINUTES

I thought you might like to learn some Chinese.
Well, you can get started now:

1. That's not right - Sum Ting Wong
2. Are you harboring a fugitive? - Hu Yu Hai Ding
3. See me ASAP - Kum Hia Nao
4. Stupid Man - Dum Gai
5. Small Horse - Tai Ni Po Ni
6. Did you go to the beach? - Wai Yu So Tan
7. I bumped into a coffee table - Ai Bang Mai Ni
8. I think you need a face lift - Chin Tu Fat
9. It's very dark in here - Wao So Dim
10. I thought you were on a diet? - Wai Yu Mun Ching
11. This is a tow away zone - No Pah King
12. Our meeting was scheduled for next week - Wai Yu Kum Nao
13. Staying out of sight - Lei Ying Lo
14. He's cleaning his automobile - Wa Shing Ka
15. Your body odor is offensive - Yu Stin Ki Pu
16. Dirty spot on the wall - Wo Flung Dung
 

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