Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Signs from China

I enjoyed reading signs in China.  These photos are from late Oct, 2013

In the US, of course, we don't have any signs in Chinese.


  1. These "English" translations are so funny! Some require a little thought. Maybe you can earn some travel money by being translator for their sign department.

  2. I heard, in Beijing the signs were re-translated prior to the Olympics. I guess one needs to travel more off the beaten path to see the fun translations. I would not want to change them. They show an effort to please and accommodate visitors, that might otherwise be taken for granted. They made me laugh. People must have wondered, why is that American taking pictures of the signs? Especially the one encouraging civilized urination!