If you're running a business in a tourist-heavy country, having signage in English is a smart move. Your smarts go out the window, however, if the English translations you display turns into the wrong kind of funny jokes. We understand that not everyone knows the language well enough not to get lost in translation, but please - don't trust Google Translate to give you anything but an absolutely literal conversion of whatever you type in, making your sign into a hilariously funny fail.

Well, to be fair on Google Translate, it's possible that some of these errors were just honest typos. Other times, these funny signs display the best of both Engrish and Spanglish languages. Either way, scroll down to see the funniest bad translations people have come across during their travels and vote for the most epic fails. Anyone up for a nice 'decomposed Moscow mule' later?

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

Maybe with curry spices..............

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lotte hoi
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3 years ago

I would like some ehh....

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

true that.

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Kukku
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3 years ago

Even that finnish text is not correct 馃槄

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Natasha L
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3 years ago

"Paul is dead... we made meatballs out of him. Enjoy!"

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

That sounds right 馃槀

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

Or is it "dead children, slow playin"?

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

When you had spicy food the last night, toilet does become the place of prayer

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#9

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

chicken has started a business?

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EmptySoul
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3 years ago

Not a very healthy choice, eh?

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John L
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3 years ago

Perhaps we can expect to see Dustin Hoffman, and Laurence Olivier, working there?

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

No, Thanks.

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Plumpapollo
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3 years ago

The fact that that's in an Islamic country

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Marcus Flatt
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, but do I have to have it in the shower with me?

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

It's closed. I wonder why.

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

You're welcome James.

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#17

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Coconut Humans? What should be the word after coconut? Can't figure it out.

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Popeye is not happy reading this

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

This sign made me laugh out loud !

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Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

Another math teacher just started crying reading this.

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#21

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Petra Ondruchov谩
Community Member
3 years ago

"a donkey that intimately trim the skirt" :D

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#22

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Somewhere in the parallel Universe

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Silence of the Lamps

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#24

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J枚rg Zingler
Community Member
3 years ago

That does not show a Flamingo though....

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#25

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

what???

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep, about hot/spicy foods, they say you get to enjoy it twice. Once going in, and once coming out. That post above about "Ice Cream In The Ass" makes perfect sense now. :D

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Petra Ondruchov谩
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3 years ago

:D

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

YOUR mother

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#29

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm not sure if I want to try adulteress foods..

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#30

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

R.I.P Mule :( But a Moscow Mule is a cocktail not a desert, right?

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Pee shoots explain the "salted" almonds

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#32

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope you finally understood that, Manuel!

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#33

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EmptySoul
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3 years ago

Stuff what? where?

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#34

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just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

Yummm , technology for lunch today ... Not just any technology , but lemongrass frog tech , the most exotic one !

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Alex Bunker
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess the shrimp does the work while the fish ponders...

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Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I knew what they're trying to say...

Lilo Elia
Community Member
3 years ago

1. Obey the instructions of pool officials and the signs. 2. Beware of slipping in the pools and near them - no running and pushing. 3. Parents and care-takers - you must oversee bathing of children under 6 years of age in the toddlers pool (no lifeguard there). Please note - overseeing means continuous eye contact or physical proximity with the bather which allows immediate assistance. (I'm a native Hebrew speaker)

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Also Ansinfer
Community Member
3 years ago

One in Hebrew, one in Arabic, one in Jeff Spicoli Stoned American

Vanessa Court-Payen
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems perfectly clear to me... each individual word, anyway. Strung together in that order, well... happy drowning?

Just Curious
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, this is great, there is so much to unpack here. Many of the problems here arise from the words in the sign which are homonyms in Hebrew. Btw, great [correct] translation, Lilo.

Just Curious
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if the Arabic makes sense...

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Dona Diani
Community Member
3 years ago

OK then....

Leto Cyrah
Community Member
2 months ago

What about Providence?

Z
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait so if I make eye contact with a child I own it?? Guess I'm swimming with my eyes closed

Ivar Iversen
Community Member
3 years ago

only for bathers in financial ruin ?

Nicholas Cook
Community Member
3 years ago

The Rosetta Stone

Gary Benadum
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone plays Debt Bather on hardcore mode. There are no saves.

Adelaide Antonelli
Community Member
3 years ago

Parents lenders. "Hi. I'm here to borrow one Mommy, a mama, and 3 Daddies" " Ok. Those are all due back in 3 days or late fees will apply"

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 years ago

Parents lenders -- do they rent out their kids?

Shez Krafty
Community Member
3 years ago

Bathe at your own risk. No one is going to help you.

Jed Alban
Community Member
3 years ago

Damned "Siren pool officials", with all their instructions and signs.

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't understand, I'm so confused

Nora
Community Member
3 years ago

omg horrible Arabic as well馃ぃ馃ぃ

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

this is the best one!! no 3 馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀

Jacob Shoer
Community Member
4 months ago

that is hebrew spoken by jewish poeple i am jewish but its hard to read that without vowels

Jacob Shoer
Community Member
4 months ago

i do

NOAH J WASHBURN
Community Member
4 months ago

"you watch the kids wash up to six years of agetoddlers knees". uhhhhhhhhh

Clare Amidei
Community Member
9 months ago

Siren pool officials instructions signs. Beware slip and ponds in their vicinity not allowed to run and push Parents lenders you watch the kids wash up to 6 years of agetoddlers knees (there are no saves) Please note Providence is eye contact or psychical proximity contiguous with bather allow immediate territory of help Three is the weirdest

诪讜专谉 转注住讛
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1 year ago

im israeli i know the hebrew but wtf what happend to the translator/???

irmar Nobody
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1 month ago

The translator was probably a machine.

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GIBSON CARMICHAEL
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1 year ago

War in a pool???

Rani Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

Eh?

Amy Force
Community Member
3 years ago

there are no saves XD``

Polly Gibbard
Community Member
3 years ago

whaty what what? I have a whole book of these and no matter how many times I read it Its funny. I wonder how many off the wall translations we have in Britain. We are so bad with other languages.

Markus McCloud
Community Member
3 years ago

"There are no saves". Create a new game, then!

Griselle Lugo
Community Member
3 years ago

Whaaaaat??

Kevin Perry
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this how they talk in their first language?

George Rozehnal
Community Member
3 years ago

Clear as mud...

Toh Chai
Community Member
3 years ago

Where do I go now...... ?????

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
3 years ago

Wut??

Sue Long
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm just thankful I don't have to read or write either of those languages!

Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

What the actual duck? 馃槀

Mature Lady i.s.o.
Community Member
3 years ago

I am so embarrassed for my country!

mo jo
Community Member
3 years ago

google translation ???

Scott Jamieson
Community Member
3 years ago

There are no saves? That's disappointing.

Too bored to do this!
Community Member
3 years ago

Parent Lenders!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
3 years ago

Kiddie porn!!!

Milena Matic
Community Member
3 years ago

This is some Jerusalem mambo jumbo... they'll sort it out...holy spirit, sirens, providence, allow territory...

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

I am so happy for them! I am sure they've tried for years and years and now it has finally happened :) Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Bag!!

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

To be fair, Butt is a legit surname in Pakistan.

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#39

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

yeah.. No blank calls please

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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Wanda Queen
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3 years ago

Well, at least it's not a welcome pit.

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#42

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Raquel Leal
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3 years ago

Like home?

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#43

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Valentina Favaro
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3 years ago

psalm 119.5.3 And their life shall be in the light of Lord Thor

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Clare McDuff
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3 years ago

May I substitute atypical cheese?

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Goustan Bodin
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3 years ago

please don't crack them open, ouch, !

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Petra Ondruchov谩
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3 years ago

Some women would find this usefull...

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

Poor thing... Deserves a holiday once in a while :(

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Also Ansinfer
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3 years ago

Truth in advertising

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Just a man
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3 years ago

Go there to meet an average golfer?

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Petra Ondruchov谩
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3 years ago

Well, this english course seems legit....

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

double negative.. nice

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TropicalPanda
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3 years ago

what sorcery is this supposed to be ?

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

What happened to the probability that it got wet?

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

i don't know why, but i don't trust him

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boredhuman
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3 years ago

people are looking weird at me because of the lol.

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Also Ansinfer
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3 years ago

Wish my writing looked one tenth this nice

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Jenn
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3 years ago

raw ham? mmmm....

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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

No, thank you.

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Nicola Morley
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3 years ago

Where should I throw it, then? In the sink?

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Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

There is a river in Basrah called the Shat Al Arab, this may be a Iraqi fishmonger

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