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?

#1

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#2

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lotte hoi
Community Member
3 years ago

I would like some ehh....

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#3

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

true that.

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#4

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Kukku
Community Member
3 years ago

Even that finnish text is not correct 😅

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#5

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Natasha L
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#6

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds right 😂

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#7

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

Or is it "dead children, slow playin"?

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#8

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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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#10

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EmptySoul
Community Member
3 years ago

Not a very healthy choice, eh?

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#11

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#12

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

No, Thanks.

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#13

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Plumpapollo
Community Member
3 years ago

The fact that that's in an Islamic country

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#14

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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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#15

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Claudia Machado
Community Member
3 years ago

It's closed. I wonder why.

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#16

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boredhuman
Community Member
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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#18

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Popeye is not happy reading this

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#19

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This sign made me laugh out loud !

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#20

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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 OndruchovĂĄ
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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#23

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Silence of the Lamps

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#24

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Jörg 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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#26

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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 OndruchovĂĄ
Community Member
3 years ago

:D

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#28

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
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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#31

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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
Community Member
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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#35

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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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#36

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Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#37

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Lara B.
Community Member
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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#38

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#39

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

yeah.. No blank calls please

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#40

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

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#41

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#42

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Raquel Leal
Community Member
3 years ago

Like home?

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#43

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Valentina Favaro
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#44

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
3 years ago

May I substitute atypical cheese?

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#45

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Goustan Bodin
Community Member
3 years ago

please don't crack them open, ouch, !

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#46

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Petra OndruchovĂĄ
Community Member
3 years ago

Some women would find this usefull...

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#47

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#48

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Also Ansinfer
Community Member
3 years ago

Truth in advertising

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#49

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Just a man
Community Member
3 years ago

Go there to meet an average golfer?

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#50

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Petra OndruchovĂĄ
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, this english course seems legit....

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#51

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

double negative.. nice

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#52

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TropicalPanda
Community Member
3 years ago

what sorcery is this supposed to be ?

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#53

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

What happened to the probability that it got wet?

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#54

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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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#55

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

people are looking weird at me because of the lol.

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#56

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Also Ansinfer
Community Member
3 years ago

Wish my writing looked one tenth this nice

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#57

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

raw ham? mmmm....

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#58

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

No, thank you.

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#59

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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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#61

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

so they are pretty forgiving about the first leaning

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#62

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing! Go to bed, bread!!

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#63

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CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

So, we have to expensively call taxis?

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#64

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

You ain't providing that??

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#65

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Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is not a bad translation. It's literally the same (and same meaning in French too ;) )

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#66

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

it's called a brothel

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#67

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Keeks
Community Member
3 years ago

Aka lawn clippings. May cause itching.

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#68

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Tomatoe
Community Member
3 years ago

Both German and English translations are so hilarious that I had to go and actually google this one, to see what it was supposed to say :) It sure takes the art of miss-translation to the next level - Crema de verdura would be vegetable soup - any native Spanish speaker here is welcome to correct :)

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

FUUUUUCK NO! NOT COMIC SANS! NOT COMIC FUCKING SANS!

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#70

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Verner Carlberg
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3 years ago

Even though I should walk in the valley of the shadow of death, on the path under the roof of dangerous, I will fear no evil, all though I might cringe a little.... Psalm 23:4, King George III edition

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Mixedupste
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3 years ago

But i always Smock after sex!

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