Daily Archives: 21/04/2020


Over the years of living, working and travelling in China I have built up a large collection of pictures of Chinglish texts in toilets, tourist attractions and other places. For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, the always helpful Urban Dictionary defines Chinglish as: Broken English produced by people whose mother tongue is Chinese, that results from one or more of the following: translating Chinese sentences on a word-by-word basis, instead of conveying the intended meaning (e.g. translating “wǒ hěn xǐhuan” as “I very like” instead of “I like it a lot”) using faulty translation software and not bothering to check […]

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