Beijing Wants to Get Rid of Their Bad Translations Before the Winter Olympics


If you’re a frequent traveler, you know how language barriers and translation issues can disrupt your care-free adventures. These can range from being frustrating to mild, to ridiculous entertaining.

Foreigners have often thought that the “bad translations” in China were hilarious. However, in 2022, the Winter Olympics are being held in Beijing. Because of this, the city is trying to get rid of all the hilariously bad translations on signs. Predictably, there are going to be a ton of visitors when the Olympics happen, and while the signs are endlessly amusing, the city thinks it’s better if they’re gone.

But– don’t fret! Nothing fully disappears when it comes to the internet. You may not see any funny translations when you travel to Beijing, but you can certainly enjoy them in the comfort of your own home thanks to the internet.

Here are the best translations people have seen on public signs in China.

The perfect sign to see in the bathroom.


This is the perfect aisle for anyone who doesn’t want to be told to eat their veggies. Who needs broccoli, anyway?


Please don’t feed the fish, they bring us fun.


For when you’re sick and confused.


Something tells me following the “crack” sign will not lead to good things.


You know when you wake up and you’re like, “You know what would go great with this coffee? A nice, electric shock!”


You would think that this is self-explanatory


You are awesome!


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