20 Aug 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN - Funny translations

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13 rather funny translations for English speaking tourists !

1. Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose. -- A sign in a Swiss hotel.

2. Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time." -- A sign in a laundry in Rome.

3. Do not spit here and there. A sign in Calcutta, India.

4. Deposit: The owner asks for a deposit of 100 € as a guarantee for the flat. This amount will be returned at the end of your stay if any damage has been done." -- A sign in a Spanish hotel.

5. Please leave your values at the front desk." -- A sign in a Paris hotel.

6. Caution Water On Road During Rain" -- A sign in Malaysia.

7. Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty." -- A sign in a Budapest zoo.

8. Our staffs are always here waiting for you to patronize them." -- From an advertisement for a hotel in Tokyo.

9. You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday." -- A sign in a Moscow hotel across the street from a Russian Orthodox monastery.

10. You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid." -- A sign in a Japanese hotel.

11. Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar." -- A sign in a Norwegian cocktail lounge.

12. Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation." -- A sign in a Rhodes tailor shop.

13. Take one of our horse driven city tours -- we guarantee no miscarriages." -- A sign in a Czechoslovakian tourist agency.


Anonymous said...

You are just right on with every single one of these. I love #10 :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for starting my day with a laugh, Gattina!

Maribeth said...

Those are so funny! **Giggles**

Hootin' Anni said...

I've read these before, and they're still so very funny!!!

My Thursday 13 is now posted...I feel the need for speed!!! You're invited to join me if you'd like! See ya at my place!! Have a great day.

Betty said...

I'm from Malaysia, I haven't seen #6, but I've seen a lot of other funny translations! =D

Love this list! =)

colleen said...

Lost in translation! The world is a funny place.

Melli said...

Ohhhhh these are FUNNY! I will definitely TRY not to have a child at the bar! But I WOULD like a tour on one of those horse driven cities!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. Good list. A bit risque, but I like that in a translation.