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Chinglish signs: English in China, part one

Chinglish is English which has been inaccurately translated into Chinese. I always thought its prevalence on signs and notices in China was overstated. Until, that is, I visited to China for myself in 2009. Here are five of the best examples I spotted on that three week trip.

1. No strinding

Spotted at Chengdu Panda Base. Please, please drop me a line if you know what this means.

No strinding sign

2. Don’t visit the head

If you happen to visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, make sure you don’t lose your head. Or something.

Sign for cable car at Mutianyu

There must be a lot of concern for people’s heads. Spotted at the Summer Palace.


4. Avoid this restaurant

I think I had a curry with similar after-effects once.

Sign saying Patty explode the stomach

5. The grass is smiling

The Olympic Park in Beijing has various friendly signs encouraging you not to do things.

Sign saying 'The grass is smiling at you'

Don’t forget to check back soon for part two…