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35 Hilarious Chinese Translation Fails

China is fascinating, and visiting it is bound to leave you with some amazing impressions. Sometimes, however, the English-speaking guests might have some difficulties finding their way around the country. Due to poor English knowledge and clumsy translation, signs that are supposed to help you out, only end up causing outbursts of unstoppable laughter!

Inspired by Buzzfeed’s “22 Chinese Signs That Got Seriously Lost In Translation”, we decided to make our own list of hilarious translation fails in China. And yes, there are definitely enough of them for many more such compilations! Check these out, so that if you ever do go to China, you wouldn’t be too surprised about fresh crap in fish tanks and wild germs that hate soup. Oh, and never order the greenstuff!


F*** Vegetables

“干菜” means dried vegetables and “类” means type. So as a whole, it should be the dried vegetables section. The translator was way too concerned about the Chinese character “干” which is also a slang for f***.” (Image credits:

Don’t Order the Greenstuffs!

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Hand Grenade

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Slip and Fall Down Carefully!

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Beware of Missing Foot

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The Wild Germ Hates Soup

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Potato the Crap

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Stupid Beans

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Grab Me Now!

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Wang Had to Burn

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Fresh Crap

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Cat Ear or..?

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You Are the Best!

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Evil Rubbish

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Poor Duck…

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One of Those Time Sex Things…

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No Shitting

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Beware of Safety

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Don’t Be Edible

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Crap Stick

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No Discunt

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Don’t Touch Yourself

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Racist Park

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Execution in Progress

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Reverse Psychology

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New Flavor

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Unlike Put Your Shoes On My Face

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Cheap, Fast & Easy

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Do Not Disturb

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  • Mad Harper

    I saw “chewing gum” on the dessert menu once in Vietnam but it turned out they actually did mean chewing gum.

  • Unlicensed Dremel

    Fuck the duck until exploded? BTDT

  • Unlicensed Dremel

    What’s inside Racist Park – The Mark Fuhrman Playground, David Duke Bridge, and Mel Gibson Ball Field?

    • Paul

      The Jesse Jackson Swingset and the Al Sharpton Water Park…

      • Unlicensed Dremel

        Exactly – they’re the biggest racist of them all.

    • Hansen Chew

      I believe its a ethnic minority park or reservation.

    • Belle

      Racist park is actually a very literal translation. The characters used mean race and park. (In this case, I believe it meant to a special ethnic minority park like Hansen Chew said.)

  • Anonymous

    OMG I just hurt myself laughing!!

  • arob

    imagine how much ‘they’ are laughing at the Asian writing some girls have tattooed on themselves….might be a little variation in what they thought they were getting!!!

  • annie buenavente

    This is really funny! I was laughing while reading all of em!

  • crakafucka

    Sum dum fuk found out the slang term of “干” in some Chinese dialect means “Fuck”, so photoshopped everything has “干” in it. Just let those arrogant retarded fucktards know, “掉”, “叼”, “操”, “去”, “扑” and etc., all mean “Fuck” in different Chinese dialect. Now go home photoshopped more pics then felch your mom.

    • Hansen Chew

      “干” mean dry or dried – internet loves to translate it as “Fuck” :)

  • poddys

    Hilarious. Where would we be without Chinese/Japanese mis-spellings

    • coolstorybro

      This is purely “Chinese”. I think the Japanese do a better job at translating.

      • Moonbaby

        Well, not really. But “Soup for Sluts” was Japanese, Japanese translations are supposed to be worse since they like translating things using JapanGlish. But, I’ve never come across so many hilarious ones, ever!

  • linde

    I’ll have some soup for sluts! <3

  • meso

    Cunt Examination!!!

  • Sophia Veart

    I am dying

  • Michèle Parent

    Was this translated with an iphone?

  • Jeff

    one of my all time favorites -from Quanzhou, Fujian

  • snowball

    Or this

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  • dolphinscapes

    What do they think 4&#k means…?

  • coolstorybro

    They just translate it literally… Even worse than Google Translate!

  • oh

    “Whatever” is actually correct that the shop would give you the food randomly