Wondering what a bad translation may look like?
Here are some hilarious examples of translations coming out bad:
Would you go into this shop? “Don’t go into another shop to be cheated, come in here.”
Let’s take a walk around the zoo: “Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty”.
How about spending a night a this hotel and having your clothes ironed… “The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid” or controlling the AC… “Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself“.
You may wonder if taking a ride on a donkey would be such fun: “Would you like to ride on your own ass?”
Sign outside night club “Closed tonight for special opening.”
At a restaurant “We serve five o’clock tea at all hours.”
What would you think if you see this sign at a doctor’s consultation? Specialist in women and other diseases.
And if the doctor prescribes a medicine with this instruction: “Adults: 1 tablet 3 times a day until passing away”
Of course, you will think this is actually extremely funny. But what would happen if it is you who wants to advertise yourself or your company and you end up getting a bad translation? Don’t risk it!